Next to hash, shatter can be thanked for introducing the bulk of stoners to dabbing. Shatter is a type of cannabis concentrate or dab, that was introduced to the cannabis community in the late 1990s (in Canada.) By 2010, shatter became popular with Millennial consumers in the US for its stunningly photogenic appearance. This potent extract is often compared to stained glass and comes in various shades of amber—similar to honey. Most uniquely, shatter has a brittle consistency that allows it to break easily, like thin glass.
What Is Shatter?
Shatter is a type of loose concentrate commonly used for dabbing. Since its introduction onto the market, shatter has drawn attention from both consumers and critics for its high potency. This potent dab offers consumers a THC percentage of over 70%. When heated, shatter proves stronger effects than flower or other forms of concentrate, and often releases the less residual odor. Shatter is an extremely affordable way for customers to try cannabis concentrates. You can purchase shatter from this Everett dispensary in 1g quantities for between $8–$30.
Smokers can even try this popular concentrate on the go with Shatter J’s, shatter-infused pre-rolls. Consumers in medical and recreational markets tend to turn to Shatter when they are looking for a highly potent experience. Effects from these products might come on more rapidly than they may when smoking cannabis flower, and might be longer-lasting.
How It’s Made
Concentrates can take on different forms depending on how the cannabis is processed and treated after extraction. With shatter, after the desired cannabinoids, terpenes, and other essential compounds are removed from the cannabis oil, the unrefined extract is then poured into slabs and placed in a vacuum oven. This is an important step in the process as it purges and removes residual solvents from the shatter and stabilizes it into its final glass-like form. The shatter is then tested for quality through third-party lab analysis for the following:
- Cannabinoid and Terpene Profiling and Potencies
- Microbian Screenings
- Heavy Metals
- Foreign Materials
- Residual Solvents
Shatter is typically made using a closed-loop extraction method. During the production process, ground cannabis flower is put away and kept immensely cold with butane or other hydrocarbon solvents. As the gas passes over the product, cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds separate from other plant materials. After this mixture is given ample heat, it settles and cools in thin sheets.
Find Shatter In Everett
If you are interested in trying shatter for the first time, or looking to reminisce, you can browse our online menu to view our full inventory. From our menu, you can place a pre-order for in-store pick-up, or if you have questions you can pop into the shop to speak with one of our knowledgable budtenders. We offer daily deals to our customers including 10% off every purchase for our Military/Veteran, Medical, WA Tribe, and Wisdom (age 60+) guests.