Shatter & budder are two types of cannabis concentrates that are made through the process of extraction to produce a final product with concentrated levels of cannabinoids (THC & CBD).
Shatter refers to the golden-amber translucent oils that are created when the dried cannabis flowers are extracted by a solvent. Afterwards, the solvent is evaporated and what remains (the plant’s resins) is classified as shatter.
Budder refers to the softer, opaque oils that have lost their transparency after extraction. Unlike those of transparent oils, the molecules of cannabis wax crystallize as a result of agitation. Light can’t travel through irregular molecular densities, and that refraction leaves us with a solid, non-transparent oil.