With legalization happening in more places, it’s increasingly easy to purchase substances like SHATTERS – THC – INDICA – marijuana concentrates that are extremely potent. Translucent and glass-like, shatter is growing in popularity among cannabis consumers. What is marijuana shatter and how are these kinds of concentrates different from traditional cannabis?
Cannabis concentrates like shatter, wax, honey oil, and others provide a different and much more powerful high than basic flower. They’re essentially cannabis that has been put through a process to extract and concentrate the desired chemicals – namely, cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), as well as terpenes. For recreational consumers, the ideal finished concentrate is potent and packed with high-inducing THC. When it comes to shatter, THC levels can run as high as 80%. Some cannabis oil concentrates are very low in THC and high in CBD; shatter with higher CBD ratios is often used for medicinal purposes.
If you have ever smoked or ingested cannabis product that left you feeling euphoric and uplifting, that was likely a strain of sativa. They work to create comforting, non-drowsy, introspective highs that can benefit a creativity spur. It is also known for treating mental illnesses and behavioural problems such as depression, stress, and ADHD.
Compared to sativa’s active and alert effects, indica creates relaxation throughout your mind and body. Thus, it aids in relaxation, relief from body aches, combats anxiety/spasms, reduce inflammation, and help fall asleep. It is better suggested strain for medicinal purposes for effective treatments to sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
It is just as it sounds, if you were to ingest or smoke a hybrid strain you may feel mixed effect of both strains. Mostly, it is to balance each other’s effects out such as drowsiness of indica or mellowing out sudden burst of energetic high. Keep in mind that there will likely be a dominant-side such as “indica-dominant” or “sativa-dominant” to select the specific high you may want for that specific experience.