Shatter is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by extracting the essential oils and resin from cannabis flowers using a solvent, usually butane or CO2. The resulting substance is a highly potent and concentrated form of cannabis that can have THC levels of up to 80%. The name “shatter” comes from its brittle, glass-like texture that shatters easily when handled.
How is Shatter Made?
Shatter is made using a process called “closed-loop extraction.” This process involves using a closed-loop system that contains a solvent, usually butane or CO2, to extract the essential oils and resin from the cannabis flowers. The resulting solution is then heated in a vacuum oven to remove any residual solvent, leaving behind a pure and concentrated form of cannabis extract.
How is Shatter Consumed?
Shatter is typically consumed through dabbing or vaporizing. Dabbing involves heating a small amount of shatter on a hot surface, usually a nail or banger made of quartz or titanium, and inhaling the resulting vapor through a dab rig or water pipe. Vaporizing, on the other hand, involves using a vaporizer pen or device to heat the shatter and inhale the vapor.
Potential Effects of Shatter
Shatter is a highly potent form of cannabis that can have powerful effects on the body and mind. Its high THC content can lead to intense psychoactive effects, including feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and creativity. It can also cause side effects such as dry mouth, dry eyes, and increased heart rate. Because of its high potency, it is recommended that users start with a small amount and wait to gauge the effects before consuming more.
Is Shatter Legal?
The legality of shatter and other cannabis concentrates varies depending on the state or country. In some places, it is legal for both medical and recreational use, while in others, it is illegal or only legal for medical use. It is important to check local laws and regulations before using shatter or any other form of cannabis concentrate.
Shatter is a highly potent and concentrated form of cannabis that is popular among many cannabis users. It is made using a process called closed-loop extraction, and it can be consumed through dabbing or vaporizing. While it can have powerful effects on the body and mind, it is important to use it responsibly and in accordance with local laws and regulations.