Shatter is a popular glassy, transparent cannabis extract with a smooth, rigid, snappable texture that easily breaks or “shatters” into smaller shard-like pieces when handled. Production involves dissolving trichomes containing essential oils off the surface of cannabis plant material into liquid butane or propane within a tightly sealed, pressurized system. This butane hash oil (BHO) extraction method relies on volatile hydrocarbon solvents, requiring professional closed loop systems and hazardous material handling certifications to avoid the substantial dangers of open blasting. Although shatter's optical clarity and shatter-ability are commonly perceived as signs of purity and potency, the physical appearance actually only relates to how undisturbed the extract's molecular structure remains during post-processing after initial solvent stripping—not the cannabinoid content itself. When dabbed at low temperatures, these exceptionally THC-rich concentrates can provide immediately uplifting, energizing, and powerful psychoactive experiences with amplified flavors when crafted starting from top shelf quality cannabis.