What is Shatter? Shatter, with its flawless amber glass transparency of which has a reputation for being the purest and cleanest extract available. But translucence isn’t necessarily the tell-tale sign of quality as the consistency and texture of oils comes down to different factors entirely.
The reason shatter comes out perfectly clear has to do with the molecules which, if left undisturbed, form a glass-like appearance. Heat, moisture, and high terpene contents can also affect the texture, turning oils into a runnier substance that resembles sap (hence the commonly used nickname “sap”). Oils with a consistency that falls somewhere between the glassy shatter and sap is often referred to as “pull-and-snap.”
Shatter, a cannabis extract with about 80 percent THC content, is legal for recreational use in states such as Colorado and Washington, sold in medical marijuana dispensaries in other states and is faster-acting and far more easily concealed than marijuana.
Shatter is a form of marijuana wax, derived from butane hash oil, which has been made for centuries. But some forms of shatter reportedly have as much as 90 percent THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. That is about five times the potency of unrefined smoked cannabis and more powerful than standard hash oil. It is produced as a thin, hard translucent layer similar to glass, which can shatter if dropped, and it is typically heated and inhaled through a vaporizer rather than smoked.
Shatter uses a heat sink. A great option can be the Ionix Vaporizer.