‘Shatter’ drug now on police radar in Ontario

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:44 GMT, Mar 20, 2015 |

It’s a product that is produced by extracting resins from marijuana — specifically THC, the active ingredient in pot.

As a result, shatter is highly concentrated and police warn that it is very toxic, highly addictive and its strength can catch users off-guard.

Police say that shatter is ingested by heating the substance and then inhaling the smoke.

Shatter has caught the attention of law enforcement on both sides of the border, whether it is being confiscated during busts or being found at the centre of explosions that have occurred during its production.

To date, the RCMP say that no large-scale seizures of shatter have been reported in Ontario.