Shatter is a type of extract, which means that it’s made by using marijuana and solvents. The color can range from bright amber to dark corn oil-like yellow shades depending on what additional ingredients are used during production.
Some people categorize marijuana “shatter” as either brittle or taffy-like, depending on their preferences. The physical texture can vary from being extremely crunchy to having more of a snap and pull quality; this inconsistency gives insight into an individual product’s concentration in cannabinoids while consuming it orally (through vaporization).
The higher the THC, the more sap or oil it will have. At room temperature shatter with a high amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has an oily consistency while brittle glass-like crystals form when cultivated in terpenes that contain only trace amounts of cannabidiol (CBG).