Easy and Simple Guide to Using Shatter

If you’re after a fast and potent high, then you need to try shatter. Said by some experts to be the most potent of all types of concentrates, it is also considered by some as the purest as well as the cleanest form of cannabis extract.

What is shatter?

Shatter is a type of cannabis concentrate that is hard, glossy, and translucent. It looks and feels like shiny glass with its smooth and hard texture. Shatter contains a high level of THC which can reach anywhere between 20% and 90%. It also has other cannabinoids and terpenes as well. The color of shatter typically ranges from a light amber color to a dark brown shade. The darker the color, the more cannabinoids and higher terpene content it has.

Shatter is named as such for its fragile nature. It can easily break and shatter into pieces if it’s not handled carefully. So to preserve shatter, you have to carefully wrap it in parchment paper and store it in an airtight container. It’s also advisable to keep it in your fridge.

How do you make shatter?

Shatter wrapped around a dab tool.

Professional equipment is required to be able to make shatter. It also takes a lot of skill to produce this type of extract, especially since the process can be pretty dangerous. Producing shatter is best left to the professionals.

Where can you buy shatter?

If you would like to try shatter, then it’s best to buy premium-grade, residue-free ones from trusted sources such as Just Cannabis. You can choose the type of strain you want for that perfect mind and body high.

Some of the best shatter products in the market are:

Made from the popular Alien OG and Irene OG, this shatter gives you hints of fresh lemon and pine. It offers full mind and body relaxation and calming effects that leave you feeling euphoric and deeply content. A small dose can assist in getting rid of your depression, pain, and anxiety.

Made from the all-time favorite Girl Scout Cookies, this shatter has a sweet yet pungent and earthy aroma and flavor. It’s a popular choice for its body high that also leaves you uplifted and euphoric. This can help keep your pain and mood problems at bay. It can also help increase appetite and relieve insomnia.

Crossing a Blueberry Indica with the Sativa Haze, Blue Dream balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the level effects of Blue Dream, which ease you gently into a calm euphoria. 

How do you consume shatter?

A shatter dab being smoked.

It’s easy to use shatter in a variety of ways.  The most popular way to consume shatter is to use your dab rig, of course. Just heat up the banger or nail on your rig, and place a small piece of shatter on the hot element to instantly combust the extract and turn it into vapor. The water from the glass will cool it so you can easily inhale its THC-rich vapors.

Another fun way to use shatter is to add a thin strip to your joint or blunt which can make it far more potent. You can even add a few crumbles to your vape oil. The heat will melt the shatter, releasing its precious cargo of cannabinoids.

What are the effects of shatter?

Fast onset of a potent high – this is exactly what you’re going to get when you use shatter. The feelings of euphoria and elation are instantaneous, and you will feel all your muscles start to loosen up and relax. Depending on the strain used, a low dose of shatter can either energize you or make you feel relaxed and calm. Inexperienced users who want to try shatter should be careful though. A small dab of this powerful concentrate produces a potent mind and body high. Take too much and you may feel negative side effects kick in. So watch your dose if you and take it slow.

Final Thoughts

Shatter is a popular method of extracting potent cannabinoids. It is considered one of the most potent extracts, and it is also deemed one of the cleanest and purest as well.

Making your own shatter at home may seem easy, but the whole process is highly dangerous. There’s also the risk of butane residue, which is something you don’t want to inhale. So if you want clean and safe weed shatter, then it’s best that you buy from a trusted weed provider.

Be careful when you use it though, especially if it’s your first time. Shatter, like any other extract (ie. budder, live resin, distillate) packs a pretty powerful punch, so always follow the golden rule in consuming cannabis – start low, go slow. If you are interested in trying some of the other forms of extract listed above, be sure to check out our extract section and see if something sparks your interest!

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