Stratus Liquid Shatter Overview:
Stratus is a company that produces high quality cannabis extracts. Their Liquid Shatter is a terpene rich concentrate made from a CO2 & ethanol, close-loop extraction resulting in ~80% cannabinoid concentration. This product had a very enjoyable cannabis plant flavour to it and is extremely versatile in its uses. Receive 25% off when you register and purchase from CannaWorld.ca using the coupon code “stratus25”. This is for registered members only, but the sign up process is simple.
Stratus products aren’t widely distributed in dispensaries in Toronto, this can make them hard to find. Stratus does consistently retail their products through CannaWorld.ca, an online dispensary. CannaWorld.ca retails products across Canada including concentrates, vape pens, bud, CBD products, gel caps, and tinctures. To register on their website they just need some basic info, then you are approved. You don’t need to send documents back and forth to register, every Canadian 19+ is approved. Registered members can use the coupon code “stratus25” on checkout for 25% off your Stratus Liquid Shatter and Stratus Live Resin purchases.
Stratus Pricing & Selection:
Stratus currently has two terpene rich concentrates that they are retailing. These are their Stratus Live Resin Crumble and their Liquid Shatter. Live resin means the buds were extracted within hours of being harvested, or flash frozen until processing. Live resins usually have more flavour, because a lot of terpenes are lost during drying and curing. Processing the buds fresh ensures as many terpenes stay in the concentrate as possible. Stratus Live Resin Crumble retails for $70/gram ($52.50 with discount) and the Stratus Liquid Shatter will cost you $50/mL ($37.50 with discount), which is more than a gram. The Liquid Shatter has a full terpene profile and is very tasty, as you will hear. Stratus retails their products through CannaWorld.ca, where you can make purchases and have them shipped nation wide. Dankr would like to offer a coupon code to registered CannaWorld members; the sign up process is really simple. Registered members will receive 25% off of their Stratus purchases by entering “stratus25” on check out.
Unique to Stratus Liquid Shatter:
The exact process that Stratus uses to create this unique product is a company secret. Few other companies are processing their material in a similar way and most don’t do lab testing. Stratus has found a great process to create a flavourful, partly decarboxylated, clean cannabis extract. They have revealed a few steps in their process to allow us to better understand how they create this amazing product.
As soon as the cannabis plants are harvested, they have their terpenes extracted. These terpenes are set-aside until the end of the process. The buds then go through a CO2 and closed-loop Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) extraction to concentrate the cannabinoids. The RSO process used ethanol to extract the cannabinoids, chlorophyll, and then the alcohol is evaporated using a lab roto vape.
As the ethanol is evaporated, the heating process converts the THCA into its psychoactive form, THC. This process is called decarboxylation and allows for medical effects to be felt through oral ingestion. This means you can squirt some Liquid Shatter in your mouth or put it in a dish if you don’t want to smoke or vaporize it.
The Liquid Shatter’s consistency requires it to be packaged in a syringe for easy handling and dosing. The syringe is in heat sealed, resealable packaging to keep people and pets from access your medicine. Once you have the Liquid Shatter opened it can be used for a variety of uses. For example it can be used in a joint, on a bowl, in an edible, vaporized, etc.
Stratus Liquid Shatter Smell, Texture, Taste:
Taste has a lot to do with expectations… Going in, I knew this product is an ethanol extraction that had been decarboxylated. From my experience, I have had alcohol & decarboxylated extracts, they don’t taste particularly good. I had low expectations, but was completely blown away by the natural and complex cannabis taste the Liquid Shatter had. I really enjoy flavourful strains and with the liquid shatter the lower the temperature, the more raw cannabis flavour you will get. This flavour is a result of the freshly extracted terpenes that have been re-added at the end. These terpenes are very noticeable, even when you take the cap off the syringe you will smell sweet, cannabis aromas.
The consistency of the Liquid Shatter is a unique one with it being more fluid than a THC distillate. Having a large concentration of terpenes (a low viscosity, THC soluble liquid) makes it very sticky, and should not be handled. I find it’s best to use a small dabber, and pay close attention so it doesn’t drip off. You can use a larger dab tool, but often I find a lot of concentrate is left on the dabber.
After sampling the Liquid Shatter for a few days the flavour still mesmerized me with its complexity and purity. When you exhale you will taste strong sweet notes, with complex cannabis flavours and a plant taste. It’s a strong complex flavour that leaves an almost tropical taste in your mouth. This is a really exquisite tasting extract because of the fuller terpene profile. Having the terpenes extracted from a fresh plant ensures none are lost during the drying phase. The bud is processed using ethanol, which strips the chlorophyll and includes it in the extract. This helps provide the enjoyable natural plant taste to the Liquid Shatter.
Stratus Liquid Shatter Effects:
Often I will find different shatters have a very similar effect when vaporized. This is backed up by the theory that terpenes alter and round out the effects of the THC. The Liquid Shatter by Stratus has terpenes extracted from a freshly harvested plant, and then reintroduces them back into the finished THC concentrate. Having all the terpenes reintroduced provides not only a greater flavour, but also a fuller medicinal effect.
The feeling is relaxing with my eyes and head feeling heavy, but not over powering. The Liquid Shatter was made with Quantum Kush, a potent sativa. You can notice this in the effects where you are still clear headed and functional but definitely medicated. This is an enjoyable effect that is great during the day or when you are looking for an energy boost. There is definitely a fuller set of effects than most concentrates, because of the terpenes.
Don’t forget, registered members of CannaWorld.ca can receive 25% off all Stratus products by using the coupon code “stratus25” on check out. I highly recommend the Stratus Live Resin if you enjoy flavourful concentrates that have well rounded effects.