When many people think of consuming cannabis, they envision the traditional flower-based smoking method, with the only variations based on what they might use to smoke it, such as pipes or rolling papers. But rising in popularity over the last decade or so are concentrates, in which scientific processes are used to extract the plant’s cannabinoids (such as THC or CBD) and terpenes (essential oils that determine the scent and effect), leaving the rest of the material behind. This not only delivers a purer form of the content to your mind and body, but also can yield cannabinoid levels of up to 80%, whereas the typical flower usually maxes out somewhere in high 20’s. This delivers an incredibly potent effect from a small quantity.
“It is healthier in the sense that you’re getting a purer product that’s been refined off of the plant,” says Darin Carpenter, Director of Cultivation for Tryke Companies. “The reason that flower is not as healthy is that you are not filtering it and might be getting tar build up.”
Concentrates come in strange new forms; the most commonly known are resin and hash oil, while new ones popping up on the scene include shatter, budder, and crumble. With the extracts market growing rapidly, we spoke with both Darin Carpenter and Tryke Companies Director of Production Jessie Carter to help explain this intriguing new corner of the cannabis industry.
First, What is Shatter?
Shatter is a type of extract that gets its sweet name from its glass-like appearance (and well, shatter-ability). It contains some of the highest concentrates of THC that packs a serious high. It’s basically all of the pure, active ingredients we love from cannabis boiled down into a hard, thin, brittle sheet.
While it kind of looks and feels like candy, getting the most out of your weed shatter isn’t as easy as having a taste and waiting for sweet euphoria to take over, but we’ll circle back to that later. However, there are still plenty of ways to use it.
One of the most common ways, and arguably the easiest, is to smoke it. Experienced extract users use an oil rig. It gives you a pure and high-powered vapor that hits you quick and hard. It takes a bit of experience and practice, but once you get the process down, it’s a real feel-good high. You can also use it in a rolled joint, though you still may not get the most use out of the pure concentrate as you would through other means. Just remember: the closer you get to using the pure concentrate, the more intense it can be, so make sure to ease into it if you’re a beginner. (Take a look at some of our more beginner-friendly products instead.)
So can you just eat shatter?
Well, you could. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should. In fact, it’s not advisable to eat raw kief, wax, hash, or shatter. For shatter to be effective, it has to be decarboxylated (or decarbed, for you cooler cannabis industry folks who needed more lingo to casually throw into conversation). Eating shatter without decarbing would just be a pretty big waste of some really potent goods.
Again, repeat after us: just don’t eat it. You’re better off getting your taste buds around some cannabis edibles or using concentrates in a more sensible way. Believe us – the opportunities there are endless. Here are a few good, flavorful options we’d recommend for you:
- Wyld Gummies – These sweet little 10-packs of treats are made with real fruit juice, which is what matters most, right? Just kidding. The Wyld Raspberry Gummies are sativa-dominant, making them energizing while helping you keep some focus on matters at hand, whatever those may be.
- Evergreen Organix Milk Chocolate Bar – If you’re feeling as if you want a little more decadence in your life, this creamy chocolate bar is made with care in small batches by chocolatiers (fancy, we know), ensuring even dosage and pure deliciousness in every morsel.
- Rythm OG Story Relax Vape – This sweet little disposable vape pen uses high quality, full-spectrum cannabis oil. It’s free of fillers, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and additives. It’s a really smooth way to mellow out. We’ll take ten.
- Hood Oil Pie Hoe Cartridge – Add a little flavor into your life (and your vape pen). This cannabis strain has a nice cherry and earthy hash flavor, all thanks to the 60/40 indica dominance it boasts. While still pretty soothing, it’ll help you stay functional through all of life’s little distractions.
So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re ready to ease into shatter or want to get your high a different way, we’ve got what your mind and body needs. Plus, if you’re in the Reno-Sparks area, Silver State Relief has what you need – and, of course, you can get it delivered through Blackbird. You’re welcome.
Process of Preparing your Shatter Weed
And that is one of the reasons why you should try preparing a delightful shatter in the comfort of your home. So the question “can you eat shatter” can finally be answered before your eyes. You’ll begin with a process by shattering the shatter weed, either by using a grinder or by just using your bare hands. But if it’s sticky by nature, then you can skip this step. Find a flat surface that can be placed inside an oven, or if you have a microwave, you can use a strong microwavable plastic.
You use heat to undergo the process of decarboxylation, that is, activating the THCA. You activate the THCA by heating it until it becomes or gets converted into THC so that the psychoactive (or therapeutic) properties of shatter weed can be experienced. There’s no fixed time with heating your shatter weed. You have to rely on your visuals. When you see your shatter is bubbling, it means that the excess liquid (alcohol or oil) is being evaporated and leaving only the decarboxylase cannabis. Then, your heated-up shatter can now be mixed into any choice substance (usually fatty) such as olive oil or butter.
One thing is especially worthy of notice. First, let everyone who wants to eat shatter weed continually manipulate their environment to get the right balance, and accept the fact that we are playing a quite complex game with wondrous effects. Because it’s relying on several different factors, and the key thing for us is always to try to get that balance right of the pleasures provided by your cannabis concentrate. The different properties with so many different strains can affect an unfocused mind and dominate a consumer’s attention too much.
And I think balance is the right word. We must labor more earnestly when we’re in a more difficult experience of the potent effects of THC. For users are like what you see in a couple dancing together, and they’re moving in synergy with each other, and that’s the preparation of an unforgettable experience of the cannabinoids. Don’t let the THC be wasted and give us a boring, effect-less experience, but instead, to prove its great effects are delightful, do not mingle scary and negative thoughts while eating your shatter weed.
Of course, in eating any cannabis concentrates, or any cannabis product at all, we don’t think you’ll ever get the perfect model. But we think that you can always be evolving, and every pack of shatter you’ve got a need for a different style and method of preparation. That makes eating cannabis shatter an exciting endeavor while having the majesty of cannabis effects that can shatter your temporal cares and body aches. This method of dabbing shatter or syringing shatter is always a reminder of the good execution of skills. You need to gain by experience the skill of taking in the optimum pleasures of cannabinoids. But if your thoughts are fixed on negativities, then what’s the point of it all?
Remember that THCA should be converted into THC to affect you. And cannabis growers and producers repeatedly use the expression, not all things can be microwaved, which means that those who want to be pleased by THC in eating shatter must not forget the effectiveness of THCA if it is properly decarboxylated.
The summary is, the greater the opportunity of THC (or CBD) to work in us, swiftly inviting cannabis patients to lay aside their cares into its heavenly psychoactive power, the less powerful daily worries and fears become because of the potent and pleasing high of shatter. It surely does, in our current assessment, outweigh the most common body pains and some forms of depression, and rise above our affection. Taking in or eating cannabis concentrates such as shatters can seriously engage our every thought and feeling, prevent all negativities from haunting you, and rise hopefully for cannabis influence.
Eating Shatter Weed and Problems
Often it’s when situations go bad that we reflect. But in both scenarios, when things go right and go wrong, it’s perfectly fine to smoke marijuana. And the same thing goes with eating a shatter weed, as it can boost your happiness or manage your anxiety. If you can recognize that you’ve made something wrong, or scared, or whatever it is if you realize it and accept it, it puts you in a platform where you can address it and harness it. But until you realize it, you can’t. So what is much more acceptable is to compliment your reflection with shatter weed so that you can look back and say, “it could be better.” So when you think about reflection, think about weed in action.
It is accepted and promoted in the cannabis community that weed high is the consummation of every cannabis seed. Normally and traditionally, being high with weed is private. You can only get high alone. But now, being high in weed can be experienced at any time of the day and anywhere in the community. This is deep and yet so simple. We look at the expert producers of shatter weeds as they betray numerous great pains, burdensome anxiety, bombarding stress when they cultivate potent strains to alleviate body and mind pains. Their goal is to spread the news of the effects of cannabis that attacks strong jaws of various health conditions. What we’re saying here is all unnecessary and extra cares should be laid side by which our minds might be not focused and sent in a wandering state, instead of being submerged in the pleasures of cannabis.
Realize that the combination of personal reflection and eating shatter weed is a perfect match. Having people in your network that you can reflect with is important. Moreover, having one area in your life where you’re almost challenging yourself off of your reflection and challenging yourself to go and learn some more information is important. Having a good cannabis strain, that isn’t just any strain you picked up, but it’s more THC high (or CBD high), which is cannabis distilled, is important. Furthermore, having a network of cannabis enthusiasts and novices and colleagues where you can get some mentorship from and turn that knowledge into wisdom.
Conclusion: Can you eat shatter?
Yes, you can eat shatter. But you have to be keen on the process of decarboxylation to get better results of shatter. Can you eat shatter? Of course. But how will you do so? Just follow the usual steps of decarboxylation, and you will enjoy the high cannabinoid contents of shatter. But do not forget to measure your doses since shatters and other concentrates have higher levels of THC than smoking buds. Be safe, and stay medicated.