In the vast world of Butane Hash Oil concentrates, the names given to each product tells you about the consistency of the extract more than anything else. Shatter is a brittle sheet of clear amber that breaks apart like glass; wax looks like something dug out of an ear. So then what is this thing called cannabis budder, or just “budder?” Only the easiest thing to dab with, friend.
Just like butter from the dairy aisle of the grocery store, cannabis budder can be slightly solid or as supple and scoopable as softened Ben & Jerry’s. It is starting to overshadow shatter for its ease of use, pungent aromas, and the flavourful clouds it produces.
Like other BHO (Butane Hash Oil) extracts, cannabis budder is exceptionally potent and made by dissolving THC in butane. The final product is commonly consumed by way of dabbing. It can also be vaped, twaxed (used inside or around the outside of a joint or blunt), smoked or eaten. Just make sure to activate the wax before combining with food. The primary downside to budder is that the safety of cannabis budder is up for debate because of the method of extracting BHO. The good news is that one can also look to rosin, a popular solvent-less extract which can also be made into a beautiful budder-like consistency.
When trying budder for the first time, remember to store your stash correctly to preserve its stability, terpene profile, and cannabinoid content. Use an air-tight, non-stick silicone container so that your cannabis budder doesn’t turn into something different altogether.