Sativa Dominant Hybrid
80% Sativa / 20% Indica
Known for its citrus aroma, Orange Crush is a popular Sativa-dominant hybrid that delivers moderate cerebral effects (80:20 Sativa/indica ratio). THC levels top out at about 22%, so it isn’t the most potent medical strain. But the euphoric effects are pleasant, with increased energy and creativity. CBD levels are very low, about 0.05%, so this strain isn’t ideal for patients whose disorders respond to that substance. Orange Crush is the offspring of California Orange, and Blueberry, an indica. The head high is upbeat and happy, perfect for a gloomy day. It can be used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, and migraines. Dry mouth is the most common side effect, followed by dry eyes and dizziness. Paranoia and anxiety are also possible but rare. Like other Orange varieties, Orange Crush has a strong citrus aroma and flavor, with distinct notes of sweet oranges. The appearance is also reminiscent of oranges, with vibrant gold flecks amid the bright green bud. This strain is most popular on the West Coast, in Colorado, and Arizona, but isn’t hard to find in most other places.
How to Use Shatter
Like other marijuana extracts, shatter is usually vaporized or “dabbed” by consumers from a vape pen or specially equipped water pipe called a dab rig. With a potency ranging between 50-90 percent cannabinoids by weight, marijuana extracts like shatter are a fast, efficient, smoke-free way to consume cannabis.
To use shatter in a vape pen, you’ll want to be sure you have one that is specifically designed to be used with marijuana extracts like wax or shatter. These vapes have an atomizer (the vape’s heating element) that will rapidly heat, bringing your shatter to its vaporization point.
To vape shatter, you’ll add your shatter to your vape’s heating chamber, as you would similar marijuana extracts. As the atomizer heats your shatter, it will quickly melt and turn to vapor, which you will then inhale from the vape’s mouthpiece.
Dabbing is the more traditional way to use marijuana shatter. When dabbing, pieces of shatter are applied or “dabbed” onto a hot surface like hot titanium or ceramic nail, or quartz bucket. The shatter will rapidly vaporize upon contact with the hot surface. As you dab your shatter onto the hot surface, you will inhale the vapor through the dab rig’s water chamber and into your lungs.