What is Shatter?
Shatter is a type of marijuana extract, created by extracting the plant’s essential oil, which contains the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. The term shatter specifically refers to a specific texture of translucent cannabis concentrate that breaks and shatters like glass.
In its true form Golden Pineapple is a perfectly balanced hybrid – 50 percent Sativa and 50 percent Indica – however recent growers have begun shaping it into a slightly Sativa-dominant strain for added cerebral effects. THC levels are usually very high at 25 to 29 percent and CBD levels are quite low – at or around 0.05 percent. A winner at the 3rd Northwest Cannabis Cub, Golden Pineapple is quickly becoming a popular strain, particularly thanks to its well bred parents – Golden Goat and Pineapple Kush.
As you might imagine, this strain tastes like pineapple. It is tropical and fruity but also a little sour and has hints of diesel fuel and pine. It’s one of the most aromatic strains around. Buds are dense and sticky with resin. The nugs are mostly green with a smattering of orange hairs.
A balanced strain, recreational users should feel confident in partaking of Golden Pineapple at any time of day. The main effect is energy as the THC infuses the brain and body with its peppy effect. Expect to feel good, vigorous, and come down without feeling groggy.
With THC levels so high though, you might want to try it in a safe place and get to know its special effects. Or, you can measure your dose. Take a hit and stop. Wait a little while, maybe a half hour and see if another hit is in your best interest. You can always dose more, but you can’t un-dose; just wait for the effects to dissipate.
Medical users can also take advantage of its creative and uplifting effects while managing pain or other symptoms of a medical condition. Escape from depression, stress, and anxiety – at least for a little while. The low CBD level makes this strain not right for severe medical issues. It can, however, ease pain, improve appetite, and help you get a good night’s sleep.
This strain grows in an average amount of time, about 60 days from planting until you can cut, cure, and indulge. One grower detected a grapefruit smell as his plants were growing and at harvest, it developed the characteristic fruit, diesel, and pine aroma. Upon curing, he noticed that the pineapple smell finally made its appearance.