While shatter products made from Sativa strains generally have a better terpene profile (stronger nose), they’re often harder to stabilize and result in a darker, more cloudy appearance. On the other hand, Indica extracts tend to create more of a golden, Swiss-cheese appearance which the market tends to prefer.
In BC, the tide is starting to shift. Notable products coming from Qwest and Blendcraft are produced from small batch strains that are bred specifically for extracts. When it comes to concentrates, it’s all about yield - the more THC in the starting material, the higher the yield per every pound of input (ex. 10oz of flower with a 10% yield will produce 1oz of shatter). With more manufacturers in BC now focusing on producing high quality shatter and other concentrates, the BC market continues to move in the right direction - more choice, better prices, and full transparency to delight the consumer.
To get more info on BC cannabis culture check out our history on BC bud here. From Burb to you, Happy Shatterday!