It’s easy to get lost in the world of cannabis concentrates. There are so many different products on the market, and each one has its own unique effects and method of use. But there are some important differences between these three popular forms: crumble, budder, and shatter.
If you’ve ever wondered what separates these categories from one another or how they compare to other forms of concentrates (like oils or waxes), this is the article for you! They’ll explain how each form is made, how it looks and feels when smoked, how much THC they contain, how long their effects last… basically everything you need to know before making your next purchase decision.
Crumble wax is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by extracting cannabinoids from the dried cannabis flower. It has a texture similar to that of brown sugar and is most often used as a topical treatment for pain. This form of concentrate is not very popular but has been making its way into more dispensaries recently due to its ease of use and versatility in terms of administration methods (such as dabbing).
Pharmacann professionals say, “Crumble is popular among cannabis connoisseurs because it’s both potent and affordable.”
Budder is a type of cannabis concentrate that has a very high THC percentage and a slightly lower CBD percentage. It’s usually made with an ethanol or CO2 extraction method, but it can also be extracted using water or butane.
Budder was created as a cross between wax and shatter. Wax is typically made by extracting THC from the plant material using various chemical solvents like butane and propane, while shatter uses solventless methods such as dry sift or bubble hash. Shatter is generally considered to have more terpene content than other concentrates because it’s not heated above 200 degrees Celsius—the temperature at which terpenes tend to degrade quickly (some even call this “the death zone”).
Shatter is a transparent, amber-colored cannabis concentrate made by extracting trichomes from marijuana plants with butane. Butane is a highly flammable liquid that can cause serious health problems if inhaled in large quantities. Making shatter involves passing butane over ground marijuana to remove the plant’s oils, which are then pressed into blocks or strips of shatter.
Unlike other types of concentrates, such as budder and crumble, shatter consistency depends on how long it takes to set after being extracted from its source material (marijuana). Therefore, shatter that has been allowed to harden before extraction is stiffer than shatter that has been freshly extracted from plant matter and continues taking on moisture as time passes.
As you can see, there are some major differences between crumble, budder and shatter.