Proper storage of cannabis concentrates can be tricky but is vital to preserving the quality of these products. Similar to dried flower, for medium to long-term storage, shatter should be kept in an airtight and lightproof container located in a dark, dry and cool room.
When stored improperly, shatter can begin to deteriorate and forfeit its potency, flavour and consistency. Exposure to heat and oxidization causes the cannabinoids and terpenes found in shatter to activate and break down.
Shatter in Canada.
It is currently illegal to make concentrates with solvents at home in Canada. Purchasing shatter and concentrate products through regulated channels is not yet possible.
However, Canada is legalizing the production and sale of cannabis derivative products, including concentrates such as shatter, in October of this year. These forms of products will be available through provincially-run and privately-licensed retailers in the country.
The Government of Canada has stated that 0.25g of cannabis concentrates is equivalent to 1g of dried cannabis. Therefore, Canadian recreational consumers will be permitted to carry and possess up to 7.5 grams of cannabis concentrates. Legal concentrates will be permitted to contain up to 1000 mg of THC per package.
Check back soon as Supreme Cannabis pushes to bring new products to market with Cannabis 2.0. You could even see concentrates hit the market soon.