Many cannabis users have enjoyed dabbing high THC cannabis concentrates such as shatter. But what is CBD shatter and how do you use CBD shatter?
What is CBD shatter
Shatter is a plant extract. It is usually made by extracting cannabinoids (eg CBD or THC) with a solvent such as butane. Professional extraction companies use other solvent extraction techniques such as super critical CO2 extraction, though these are too expensive and complicated for home use.
The plant material is usually first dried before the solvent extraction process can begin. Once a suitable solvent (eg CO2, butane, alcohol etc) is applied to the plant material it begins to dissolve the cannabinoids. The precise type of cannabinoids which are present in your plant material depends on the seeds. It may be THC, CBD or a combination.
The solvent, with the dissolved CBD, is drained away from the plant material and filtered to remove any traces of plant material. The solvent is evaporated leaving behind the CBD shatter. If the solvent is left in contact with the plant material for too long the extract will tend to be more oil like. If the solvent is left in contact with the plant material for shorter amounts of time the extract is less oil and will ‘shatter’ more easily.
How to use CBD shatter
CBD shatter is used in precisely the same way as a traditional THC rich shatter. Normally a hot metal surface (a ‘nail’) is heated. Then the CBD shatter is placed in contact with the hot nail. This causes the CBD shatter to melt and vaporise. These vapours are inhaled by the user. CBD shatter doesn’t make you high in the same way as a THC rich shatter, but that doesn’t mean that CBD shatter is always legal. Legality depends much on where you live.