It is not very difficult to imagine an emperor from China carefully plucking off all the leaves from a cannabis plant for steeping as a tea for the medicinal and psychoactive benefits it is known to possess. Weed tea, as a matter of fact, has always been and still is one of the most common forms of high quality extracts in a number of southeast and east countries of Asia.
Shatter is considered a concentrate that is either transparent or translucent at times and looks a bit awful, similar to a Jolly Rancher or any basic rock candy. Sharing similarities with other concentrates shatter is also known for the production of butane which is produced when chemicals through cannabis material are forced for the production of an amber liquid. This amber liquid upon being cooled solidifies and ends up forming shatter, which shares consistency with that of thin brittle peanuts.
Just like shatter, wax is considered a BHO concentrate possessing consistency similar to coconut oil and looks, although described a bit weirdly, like ear wax. Wax-like shatter begins its journey as an amber liquid that results from the extraction of butane. Whether by design or by any accident, the oil that is extracted is either heated or agitated differently for the production of an opaque material, the consistency of which ranges from peanut butter to ear wax as mentioned above, to a honeycomb.
Difference between shatter and wax
Both of them are BHO concentrates that possess more or about the same potency as THC. Both are used in dabbing and are known to provide a long-lasting and strong high. The only major difference between the two lies in their appearance which results from the way of production of the concentrate.
There are certain storage and use differences that are must be considered by a person:
- As shatter is finicky, the production process might be much more complex
- A person can easily produce wax when compared to shatter
- Shatter tends to last much longer and is much more stable
- Wax tends to degrade in no time when compared to shatter, it is less stable
- Wax can be easily measured, handled, and used as a result of its consistency
The perfect way to choose between shatter and wax is to try both of them out. Whether a person produces both of them himself or buys them, both the concentrates prove to be an interesting addition to his marijuana arsenal. He might need certain new pieces of pieces of equipment and learn the proper usage of these highquality extracts, but it is just the beginning of a lot more fun.