Shatter is a type of cannabis concentrate that is typically hard and glass like with a yellowish/brownish color. Shatter can reach up to 98% THC levels. One of the most common types of hash these days is made by extracting THC from the cannabis plant using chemicals. While they won't dissolve in water, THC glands are soluble in chemicals like butane and rubbing alcohol. For butane extractions, the cannabis is crammed into a long metal or glass cylinder that's open on both ends, and then liquid butane is sprayed down the tube and through a filter at the bottom opening. The THC is dissolved into the butane, which is collected, then carefully heated and left in a vacuum chamber to evaporate the solvent. What is left over is super strong shatter that is around 95 percent THC or higher.
Shatter is known for its brittle, glass-like texture. It can also have a snap-and-pull consistency. Shatters usually have a yellowish amber color.
Shatter is one of the most versatile textures. In fact, many other textures, such as budder and crumble, start off as shatter. Shatter is known for its resemblance to brittle glass, which shatters on contact, but can also have a “snap and pull” consistency that gives it elastic-like properties. Shatter can be vaporized using a dab rig or a vape pen, and can be created using a variety of solvent extraction methods, the most popular of which include BHO, PHO, EHO, and CO2.