Last Updated on June 1, 2021 by Kyle Catron
The market for cannabis concentrates is forever growing and already has a large selection. As the country becomes more and more open to the world of cannabis, this trend will not be slowing down anytime soon.
Two popular concentrates you may see on your dispensary shelves include budder and shatter. It can be hard to choose which one will work for you when you don’t know the primary differences between the two.
To help you make the best decision, we’re going to break down what each one is and its benefits.
What is Budder?
The potent cannabis concentrate known as budder or budder wax has a golden amber color with a similar texture to real butter. It’s considered part of the wax concentrate family.
To create a budder wax concentrate, oils from the cannabis plant are extracted using Co2, propane, or butane. The oil is then whipped to create a beautiful fluffy butter texture. The whipping process causes THCA to form in crystals giving the wax a bit of grit while still keeping it malleable.
Budder has a high terpene and THC profile, making it have a strong aroma, flavor, and psychoactive properties. That is what makes this wax concentrate more desirable compared to its competitors.
What is Shatter?
Many shatter concentrates are made using butane and are a part of the BHO (butane hash oil) family. The butane is used to strip the cannabis plant of its desirable properties, such as THC and CBD. After going through the extraction process, the oil is purged of any solvent residue – this is when it takes on its glass-like texture.
The Major Difference
The primary difference between shatter and wax is simple. It’s mainly their appearance and texture. But there are two other semi-significant differences.
Shatter goes through less of an agitation process during the extraction and purging process. Budder wax, on the other hand, goes through a more agitating extraction and purging process. Last but certainly not least is the ease of use.
Which one you should choose for your needs directly depends on the strain.