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Shatter, wax, honeycomb, oil, crumble, budder, pull-and-snap…these are some of the nicknames cannabis extracts have earned through their popularity and diversification in the world of CBD/THC. For those of you who are new to the concentrates game, a cannabis extract is any oil that concentrates the plant’s chemical compounds like THC and CBD.
What is a CBD concentrate?
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Concentrates are what you get when you remove CBD from a high-CBD, low-THC hemp plant. The extraction method determines the type of concentrate.
CBD concentrate are the purest forms to take in all the flavor, odor and health benefits CBD provides. These forms are created by passing a solvent, such as butane, hexane, isopropyl, or CO2, through cured or fresh cannabis material that has been thoroughly ground.
How to use CBD Concentrates?
Dabbing is the process of heating butane hash oil, or BHO using a special rig and then inhaling the vapor that came from it.
This process gets the name from the literal act of dabbing (pressing against something) , this case BHO or otherwise, lightly with a piece of absorbent material.
For the record, BHO stands for Butane Hash Oil and is a cannabis concentrate that can exhibit an average potency much higher than the herb you smoke.
- Concentrates – 80% or more THC/CBD
- Regular herb – Between 15 and 20% on average.
CBD Shatter, what is it?
Shatter, with its flawless amber glass transparency, it has a reputation for being the purest and cleanest type of extract. CBD Shatter is made by extracting the plant’s essential oil, which contains the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. The term shatter specifically refers to a specific texture of translucent cannabis concentrate that breaks and shatters like glass.
CBD Shatter appearance.
Shatter is a hard, translucent concentrate similar in texture and appearance to glass.
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 , that’s why shatter sometimes nickname is “sap”.
What makes shatter different?
The reason shatter concentrate is semi-clear has to do with the molecules in the extracted cannabis oil. In shatter, these molecules are all stacked nice and neat in straight rows, one on top of the other. This molecular alignment allows light to pass through the marijuana extract and gives the shatter its glass-like properties.
Heat, moisture, and high terpene content can affect the texture and extraction, which may turn extracted oils into a runnier substance that resembles sap but retaining its translucent appearance.
CDB shatter vs CBD wax
Shatter is harder to use but has a longer shelf life compared to wax. Shatter is also stronger and releases a weaker aroma while the case is completely different for wax. Both can be used for dabbing and offer the same health benefits.
Benefits of cbd shatter.
The main benefit of dabbing shatter is that it offers an incredibly fast method for cannabinoids to enter the bloodstream, offering near instantaneous effects. Due to the increased potency of cannabis extracts, users are also able to take on a “less is more” approach in using their cannabis.
Dabbing shatter means you no longer need to inhale or burn the others cbd materials to get the effects you are looking for.