Shatter was originally a concentrate only known in the recreational and medical cannabis industry. Shatter is named for its hard, glass-like consistency which tends to crack, or shatter, when broken apart. Cannabis shatter like CBD Shatter is also primarily used with a dab rig or dab pen. Shatter extracted from cannabis is produced using different forms of cannabis plant matter and solvents. This shatter is often translucent, with a color ranging from a golden light honey to a dark amber.
For the most part, all shatter extracted from cannabis has a similar consistency. It will usually look like a hard resin or glass in the concentrate container. In some cases, shatter will appear to be less glass like, and more like a thin brittle layer of butter. The texture and the way true full spectrum shatters react to manipulation can differ between individual shatter concentrates. Some shatter products are extremely brittle while others have a snap & pull quality almost like taffy. These taffy like shatter concentrates are referred to as ‘pull & snap’. These unique characteristics are in part a result of the cannabinoid concentrations within the extract.
Shatter high in THCA will be more brittle and glassier, while shatter that is higher in Delta-9 THC will be more oil like with a sappy consistency. Of course, when introduced to freezing temperatures Delta-9 rich shatter will become brittle like the high THCA shatter.
Now that we have covered the true shatter concentrates that were first extracted from high THC cannabis flower, let’s discuss CBD Shatter. Unlike shatter extracted from cannabis, which is high in THC, CBD Shatter is high in CBD and whenever CBD Shatter is found in a legal marketplace, it will contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC. For the most part, 99.9% of CBD Shatter on the market contains zero THC. There are a few reasons for this.
CBD Shatter was the first type of CBD Concentrate product to hit the market when CBD started to gain more popularity over a decade ago. What likely made CBD Shatter such a common product for CBD Companies to manufacture is the abundance of CBD Isolate and the relatively easy and cost-effective ways it could be manipulated into CBD Shatter. This is why it is important to know your source when buying isolate-based CBD Shatter. There is no way to know the quality of material used to extract CBD Isolate, and many companies who sell CBD Shatter are not concerned with the quality of their materials. Cheap, low quality CBD Isolate is often used with low quality and sometimes even synthetic terpenes to create a gimmicky CBD Shatter concentrate product in the hopes consumers will overlook the fact that it is completely fake! This occurs frequently with CBD Crumble and CBD Wax as well.
Luckily, Sauce Warehouse was created to offer quality CBD Concentrates produced by only the best companies in the industry. We have vetted essentially every single CBD concentrate producing company and have chosen only the best companies and their best products to be part of our collection.
Another reason why isolate based CBD Shatter was likely the first type of CBD Concentrate to hit the market is the compliance factor. When creating a concentrate that is primarily made using CBD Isolate, legal compliance with Delta-9 THC limit of less than 0.3% THC is essentially guaranteed. There are very few full spectrum CBD Shatters on the market, and this is due to a higher cost for production but also due to the fact that compliant concentrates are much harder to guarantee when they are whole plant extracts.
Isolate based CBD shatter is generally marketed to consumers who desire the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of CBD, without the psychoactive effects of THC. But as we mentioned previously, there are many companies out there that try to take advantage of those who just enjoy dabbing concentrates, by adding catchy terpene profiles to bunk isolate based CBD Concentrates. Don’t fall for it! If you want to use isolate based concentrates, purchase them from a reputable vendor such as Sauce Warehouse. Alternatively, you may want to consider trying a true full spectrum CBD concentrate such as CBD Live Resin, or solventless CBD Rosin. These whole plant extracts offer a much better flavor and a full profile of beneficial cannabinoids. We have both isolate-based CBD Shatter and true full spectrum CBD Shatter available here at Sauce Warehouse.
There are a few types of CBD Shatter you may come across on the market today, Isolate-Based CBD Shatter, Broad Spectrum CBD Shatter, and Full Spectrum CBD Shatter. Let’s look at the differences between these CBD Concentrates.
Isolate-Based Shatter is the type of shatter we have just discussed. This CBD Isolate based CBD Shatter contains only CBD and added terpenes for flavor. This shatter will contain zero THC and is a good option for those sensitive to THC or those who can’t use THC because they are required to pass a drug test.
Broad Spectrum CBD Shatter is not as common as Isolate-Based CBD Shatter, but it is similar. Broad Spectrum CBD Shatter is essentially the same as an isolate based shatter, except minor cannabinoids are added to the isolate and terpene mixture in order to create a broad spectrum cannabinoid profile. This type of CBD Shatter concentrate is great for those who can’t use THC but still want to experience the entourage effect produced by using different cannabinoids together.
Full Spectrum CBD Shatter is rare. Especially True Full Spectrum CBD Shatter. There are a few CBD Shatter products out there that are created using Full Spectrum CBD Distillate mixed with terpenes. While these do have a full spectrum cannabinoid profile, they are not ‘True Full Spectrum’ because the cannabinoids and terpenes are not directly extracted from a single source plant material. These shatter products will usually look fairly similar to a whole plant extracted CBD Shatter, but the taste and effect will not be as strong or enjoyable.
True Full Spectrum CBD Shatter is CBD Shatter that has been extracted directly from hemp flower or other hemp plant material. This type of CBD Shatter will look very similar to regular cannabis shatter and may even be indistinguishable from shatter you find in cannabis dispensaries. However, because this shatter is difficult to produce with THC levels within the legal limit, it is a very rare CBD Concentrate on the current market.
Yes. Sauce Warehouse will ship CBD Shatter to all 50 states. We ship all our customers’ orders in discreet packaging, with all the contents vacuum sealed for added security and privacy. A notice to law enforcement is included with every shipment. At Sauce Warehouse we are committed to getting you your orders as soon as possible. When you order before 1PM EST Monday through Friday, we will ship your package the very same day. Orders received after 1PM EST M-F will ship the very next day(excluding holidays, of course).
CBD Shatter, and all other CBD products that contain <0.3% Delta-9 THC are completely legal to ship across state borders.