Shatter, also known as Butane Hash Oil (BHO), is made by using large amounts of highly flammable butane gas.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the mind altering ingredient found in cannabis. Normal skunk in the UK contains up to 15% THC while the USA strains can be up to 70%.
He added that some of the more popular American cannabis brands were endorsed by celebrities and rappers including heavyweight legend Mike Tyson whose cannabis ranch in California is called the Tyson Cultivation School.
One cannabis dealer, who did not want to be named, said he switched from selling cocaine to imported cannabis because it was more lucrative and “cleaner.”
“They are experts who love what they are doing and there is science and complex plant genetics backing it all up.”
A rise in value for ‘connoisseur’ weeds has seen some exotic brands being sold for up to £2000 an ounce.
That helps strip THC – the active ingredient in cannabis – out of the plant and leaves a glass-like extract that hardens to give the appearance of cooled caramel or honeycomb.
Last year we told how a brand-new form of super-strength cannabis was hitting the UK.
A lucrative trade has emerged in the Midlands thanks to the legalisation of cannabis in some parts of the USA like California and Colorado.
'Connoisseur' weeds are being sold for nearly three times the price of gold