Shatter, wax, sap, pull-n-snap, budder, oil, BHO, honey oil, hash oil. All of these products are extracted with the use of solvents. These days, using solvents for extraction are the most common methods of extraction in the cannabis world. The BHO process (Butane-Hash-Oil) is the most common, and creates SHATTER. This term used to be used as a blanket term for all cannabis solvent extracts, but as time went by different names emerged for different consistencies.
Shatter is now accepted as solvent-made cannabis extract that is stable. This means it is in one piece, and when you touch it, it doesn’t stick to your fingers like glue. Sap is, as you can guess, sappier. Wax, or budder, has a crumbly consistency, almost like a pie crust. Everyone has different reasons for liking different consistencies and forms. Generally, sappier extracts with contain more flavour than wax or budder extracts, but wax and budder extracts are much easier to work with, and easier to put in joints or atop your bowls.
You will find that all cannabis extracts can be stored in the fridge, but also remember that being refrigerated means the extract will be in a harder form to work with. The best way to store cannabis extracts is to take them out of the fridge 5-10 minutes before using them, but keep them refrigerated when you aren’t using them.