To the untrained eye, Shatter may look like golden honey with a glass-like sheen to it. Upon closer inspection, however, one will notice that shatter is very brittle and fragile. It can easily break or shatter (hence its name) if dropped on a hard surface.
How Is Shatter Created?
To create Shatter, butane is used to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis plant matter yielding an extremely potent type of cannabis concentrate, known as Butane Hash Oil (hence the nickname BHO). These chemical compounds are secreted by cannabis plants and interact with receptors in the brain to relieve pain while causing a sense of euphoria and relaxation. This process is done using a solvent, typically butane or propane.
But careless home production efforts often lead to explosions, fires, and fatalities which negate any potential positive benefits that can come from having a more concentrated dose of THC.
Frankly put, when you weigh out the potential for loss of life, it is easy to see why to Shatter production is still mostly illegal even where medical marijuana is legalized. Add into the equation the fact that, with unregulated production, Buy Shatter In Burnaby also often ends up containing harmful trace chemicals from the process. It becomes easy to see how one would wind up using a drug that is more toxic than its plant-based counterpart.
The notion that it’s just pot seems to be the rationale that has users smoking Shatter and then driving. Even though users notoriously pass out or slip into drug-induced psychosis shortly after partaking in the drug itself.
How Is Shatter Used?
Shatter is usually smoked through what is called a “dab rig” or a modified bong. A small piece of the shatter is placed on a metal nail which is then heated up using a blow torch. The heat from the nail causes the shatter to vaporize which is then inhaled through the dab rig. The entire process takes only seconds but can have profound effects that last for hours.