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Explanation of Shatter at Strains Dispensary of Perris

At The Dispensary in Perris, our knowledgeable budtenders get asked about shatter every day due to its increasing popularity among patients. Shatter is a popular concentrate class with a special consistency guiding its increasingly popular name. Shatter is a cannabis industry word describing a specific concentrate type defined by its brittle consistency. When you hear ‘dabs’ being discussed, shatter is one of the concentrates that qualify for this route of administration.

Making Shatter

Shatter is produced through the extraction and refinement processes of the cannabis flower and contains a high concentration of THC. The extract and chemical properties of THC cause shatter to have a glass-like consistency that ‘shatters’ easily under pressure similar to hard candy or peanut brittle. Shatter begins as raw oil pulled from the plant and then undergoes a refinement process that enhances the THC’s concentration while removing non-therapeutic ingredients. The end shatter product has a nearly translucent appearance with a light-brown or amber coloration. When it comes to broadly comparing concentrates that have a THC content between 70 and 90%, shatter offers similar potency and effectiveness as others like oil or butter.

Consuming Shatter


As a concentrated form of cannabis, shatter can be administered in a variety of ways perfect for meeting our customers’ unique conditions and treatment needs.

Here is an overview of the most common ways to consume shatter: 

Dab Rig

Taking the scene by storm, dabs have been proven to be an increasingly popular route of shatter administration; requiring a special dab rig, this allows patients to consume their shatter via heated nail and favorite smoking device for rapid uptake of THC.

Adding to a joint

Some of our patients choose to break small pieces of shatter off and place it with the flower inside a joint for maximum relief.

Shatter as the cherry on top of a bowl

Our bowl-loving patients often choose to place a small chunk of shatter on top of their night-time bowl for relaxation, decreased anxiety, and improved sleep.

Vape cartridges

Many vape cartridges begin with a concentrate like shatter that is diluted and contained within a cartridge for easy vaping

The Strains Dispensary Shatter Sales

Shatter itself is a form of highly concentrated THC whose name is derived from the consistency of the product being brittle to touch and shatters when it breaks due to the high THC and low oil content. Shatter is easily differentiated among other concentrates when considering its texture and color: shatter is hard and brittle with a yellow to amber translucent hue.

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