Shatter is a cannabis extract that is very brittle and tends to resemble glass. It is named that way because it is so easy to break and will look just like broken glass when it is in pieces. Users favor shatter when dabbing because it is so simple to handle. The purging process requires much patience when manufacturing shatter because it is a solvent-based extract. Shatter is fairly translucent and its color can range from amber hues to yellow, olive oil looking shades.
Many shatters will appear to have the same consistency with each other. The overall texture is what differentiates shatter because one type can be very brittle while another can feel rubbery and flexible. A shatter that is higher in THC will most likely feel a lot sappier that one that isn’t as high. The origination of shatter can be traced back to original hash production. It was in the late 1990s when cannabis concentrate production really started to pick up the pace.
A manufacturer in Canada named BudderKing started marketing budder and shatter. His products started entering dispensaries by 2003. By 2010, shatter has become a mainstream and popular concentrate that is used with dab rigs. Beginners should be aware that because shatter has a very high THC content, it can also create some side effects that may turn unpleasant if it is overconsumed. Starting with the smallest dab possible is the suggested way to break the ice and then gradually increase from there.
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It was the first time that I tried shatter over the weekend and I have never felt more high in my life. I would recommend people who have never tried shatter to start off very slow.