How Are Cannabis Extracts and Concentrates Different?

When it comes to the wide world of cannabis concentrates, there are striking differences that set each type apart. Join us as we delve into the world of marijuana extracts and what their differences are.


Shatter is the ubiquitous cannabis concentrate that hit the scene first. It was this product that revolutionized the world of marijuana forever. Shatter is commonly produced by pushing butane through large amounts of cannabis flowers. The butane latches onto the trichomes from the plant material, which contain all of the cannabinoids.

Once processed, the finished product of shatter resembles a glass pane. The color is usually a pale gold and can be broken into pieces to be dabbed, vaped, or placed into a bowl to be smoked.

An excellent example of shatter is Connoisseur Chemo Shatter. This product is filled with high-quality oil from a medicinal strain: UBC Chemo. If you’re looking to indulge in your first shatter concentrate, then Connoisseur Chemo is an excellent place to start. If you’re a veteran of the world of extracts, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this potent and terpene packed cannabis concentrate.


Budder is another unique variety of cannabis concentrates. It’s extracted in a similar way as to shatter, but the refinement process is different. Instead of leaving the product in a clear sheen of wax, budder is “whipped” to ensure all the butane particles are kicked out of the end product. This technique produces a cannabis concentrate that looks freshly whipped.

A prime example of what a perfect budder looks like is PHC’s Budder. This cannabis extract is loaded with mouth-watering terpenes, sky-high THC, and an aroma that will send your mind into a daze.

THC Oil Distillate

THC oil distillate is a new type of cannabis extract that’s recently hit the scene. This product is loaded with THC. If you thought 30-40% THC was high – think again. THC oil distillate typically contains over 90% THC. These number we previously unattainable, but recent breakthroughs in technology have allowed cannabis extractors to push marijuana concentrates to their limit.

One of the best (and strongest) examples is Tetra’s Herbal Distillate. This THC oil distillate tests at a mind-numbing 98% THC, which nears a level of purity that’s unheard of in the world of marijuana concentrates.

The only downside of THC oil distillate is that it doesn’t take like anything. This is because anything that isn’t THC is taken out. Terpenes, other cannabinoids, lipids, and chlorophyll are removed to create this pure product.

Luckily, there is THC oil distillate that has added terpenes that produce an amazing flavor. An example of flavored THC oil distillate is PHC’s Distillate Flavoured. Even with the added terpenes, this product ranks in at a mind-blowing 93% THC.

Choosing a Cannabis Concentrate

Now that you understand the differences between the major types of cannabis extracts, the choice is yours. Every person has a different taste or method of consumption. THC distillate oil is ideal for vaping or eating, whereas shatter is best when dabbed. Once you begin trying the various cannabis concentrates on offer, you’ll be able to decide which you prefer.