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Marijuana Concentrate Basics: Shatter, Budder And Oil

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As the popularity of concentrates continues to grow, so do questions about the many forms that dabs can take. In this video, we’re taking a closer look at the three main types of concentrates — Shatter, Budder and Oil.

Shatter is smooth, clear and solid. It is the purest and most potent form because it involves a second extraction process that removes fats, lipids and waxes. This can result in over 80 percent THC. However, it also means that terpenes are lost in the process.

Budder retains more of the terpenes so it tends to be more flavorful but less potent — with THC percentages in the 70s. It has a creamy consistency from being whipped.

Oil tends to be the least refined of the three. It is a gooey, sticky liquid that can be hard to handle. This form — also known as honey oil or butane hash oil — can retain a full flavor profile, however, THC levels tend to be less consistent.

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  • Dawn Lauscher

    how does one make shatter?

  • Sarijuana

    You can always eat it. We used to eat raw hash back in the 70s. The high is different though.

  • steven 4 pipes

    I too suffer from accute disseminated encephalitis…refered to as ADEM or transverse myleytis…and YES! I urge you to try it along with diet, exercise..mediation..iam a decorated veteran, whom lives ina state that does not recognize the benifits and am forced to do this underground like a friggin criminal…

  • Beth Nichols

    I am a current MS patient looking for ways to deal with my pain. Would these be efficient means of medication?

  • Tom Terrific

    I make a hash oil from an alcohol/ kef extraction that is as tasty and potent as most BHO.

  • painkills2

    So, you are describing forms of extracts that are smokeable, as compared to extracts that are edible?