Shake refers to the small crumbs and pieces that break off from quality cannabis buds when jostled around during handling, transport and storage after harvest. It tends to settle at the bottom of storage jars and bags over time. While widely considered lower in quality than intact colas and nuggets, shake does offer some advantages. For one, it burns and rolls easily without any extra preparation like grinding. However, connoisseurs note that fresh shake smoked immediately after purchase retains noticeably more flavor and potency compared to shake that dries out completely after prolonged storage. When still sticky, premium shake can provide effects on par with popcorn nugs while requiring less work to enjoy. To offset any loss of kief, a conscientious grower may coat their shake in extracted trichomes to boost potency back up. Dispensaries often use shake to produce value-priced pre-rolls. Overall, shake occupies a niche in the cannabis supply chain to make flower more accessible.