What Is Shatter? Learn About Dabbing Cannabis Shatter Extracts

What Is Shatter? Learn About Dabbing Cannabis Shatter Extracts

Did anyone else dab out for April 20th? In addition to all of the crazy flower we tried, there was zero chance we were going to leave out the dabs. In fact, we’ve got some new shatter this is KILLING the game right now. First, let’s get into some quick details about what shatter really is.

Cannabis concentrates have typically used solvents to remove the cannabinoids from the plant matter. For shatter, butane, CO2, or propane is run through the buds to extract the desired chemicals from the cannabis. The solvent(s) are then removed and we are left with an extract that could potentially get someone very high depending on the THC content.



GreenRush Strains For Cinco De Mayo - Shatter
These days, shatter is no longer the most popular form of cannabis concentrate. Live-resins, THCa diamonds, and vaping have become the hottest trends in dabbing. For shatter, this is a frequently used term to refer to the type of GreenRush product pictured above.
Shatter usually looks like golden honey unless it is of lower quality. Depending on the cannabis flower you’re extracting, shatter typically looks like a beautiful sap with varying degrees of transparency and color profiles. When this extract is “fresh out the oven” the consistency is very thick, but when it’s warm, the product turns into more of a glass. When we’re breaking apart the sheets of shatter, the glass-like substance shatters apart into small pieces for us to weigh out and bag up.


What are your thoughts on shatter? Is this a cannabis product that you enjoy? Do you have experience extracting cannabis? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.