Shatter is a form of cannabis concentrates produced by extracting cannabinoids like THC and CBD, the psychoactive chemicals of the plant. Another popular type includes “budder,” which has a creamier, wax-like consistency, and oils, which are golden and honey-like. The extraction process for most shatter involves running a solvent — usually carbon dioxide or ethanol — through cannabis buds to pull out the cannabinoids, then evaporating the solvent and collecting the remaining resins.
Shatter drug is otherwise known as BHO, and is a hash oil concentrate made by using the solvent butane to extract resin with high concentrations of THC from the marijuana plant. Shatter specifically refers to an end product that looks like a sheet of toffee or maple syrup candy. Other forms are consistencies similar to honey or wax — hence the street names honey oil and budder.