Shatter is one of the most popular hemp and marijuana concentrates around, and now you can buy it in delta-8 form! This guide will show you my five favorite delta-8 shatter products. I’ll also touch on how they work and what to look for when buying. Let’s get started!
DENEX – Delta-8 Shatter
For a smooth, clean, and potent delta-8 experience, look no further than Delta-8 Shatter from DENEX. Loaded with over 90% delta-8, this immensely powerful shatter will take your high to new heights. DENEX Shatter is easy to work with because of its taffy-like consistency.
Lab-tested, pesticide-free, and manufactured with 100% natural industrial hemp, DENEX has earned my trust, and their shatter is my top pick. Sizes available: 5 grams, 10 grams, 25 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams, 500 grams.
Delta 8 Pro – D8 Shatter
Your taste buds will be tingling with Delta 8 Pro’s D8 Shatter. At 75% concentration, this shatter is not as potent as some featured. But the delicious natural terpene profiles more than makeup for it.
Delta 8 Pro uses full-spectrum botanical terpenes and a solvent-free manufacturing process. The result is a clean, smooth, and unforgettable delta-8 high. Flavors: Banana Kush, Blueberry Kush, Candy Jack, Gelato, Girl Scout Cookies, Mango Kush, OG Kush, Flavorless (terpene-free).
Metta Hemp –
With more than 900mg of total cannabinoids, this full-spectrum Delta-8 Shatter from Metta Hemp is among the most potent on the market. It’s perfect for dabbing and promises a smooth and robust experience.
Metta Hemp’s Delta-8 Shatter contains OG Kush terpenes – expect an earthy, dank flavor and a relaxing couchlock effect.
Enjoy an uplifting delta-8 shatter experience with Bay Smokes. The more than 700mg of active delta-8 in these concentrates is complemented with delicious natural terpenes. With so many flavors on offer, there is something for everyone! Perhaps you want anxiety relief, or maybe you’re seeking a cerebral high. Whatever it is, you’ll find it with Bay Smokes.
Strains available: Blue Dream, Blueberry Kush, Bubble Gum OG, Cookies, Durban Poison, GG4, OG Kush, Pineapple Express, Purple Punch, Sour Diesel, Wedding Cake
Mr. Hemp Flower
Prepare for a blast of flavor and some sky-high effects with these concentrates. Mr. Hemp Flower’s Delta-8 Shatter contains 72-75% delta-8. The Pineapple Kush option also has a dash of CBN, a cannabinoid heralded for its relaxing effects. I would agree that Mr. Hemp Flower claims this is a “perfectly crafted” shatter. Even better, it’s third-party lab-tested, so you know it’s the real deal!
Flavors available: Blue Dream, Pineapple Kush
What is Delta-8 Shatter?
Delta-8 shatter is a concentrated, hemp-based product with high quantities of delta-8-THC. Shatter has a slab-like appearance, similar to a maple syrup chip. It’s great for adding to and enhancing the potency of joints, blunts, and bowls. You can also enjoy shatter on its own by using a dabbing rig.
Super-strength shatter is increasingly popular in the marijuana scene, and it’s no surprise to see these products thriving in the legal hemp market. Delta-8 concentrates like Shatter are much more potent than any vape juices, tinctures, and any other delta-8 products available right now.
You can vaporize or smoke delta-8 shatter – I like to do the former. Smoking shatter is more harmful to health than vaping (although less harmful than smoking cigarettes). In addition, I find that shatter is less potent when smoked, with too many cannabinoids burned off during heating.
Vaping gives you more bang for your buck, and there are several ways to go about it. You’ll need either a vaporizer designed for concentrates or a dab rig.
Vaporizers are more convenient, as you can heat up and enjoy! Dab rigs involve heating the dab nail, touching the shatter against the nail, and inhaling the vapor. Electric nails (e-nails) simplify the process somewhat.
More on delta-8 shatter
Delta-8 shatter is similar to THC shatter, except it’s perfectly legal in most US states! According to the Farm Bill, hemp-based products can have unlimited delta-8. In contrast, delta-9-THC (THC) is restricted to less than 0.3% of the overall product weight.
We have limited research on delta-8, but from a chemical perspective, it’s almost identical to THC. Research suggests that delta-8 is less potent than THC – but hemp brands make up for that by infusing large quantities of delta-8 into their products.
Bear in mind that even though delta-8 shatter is legal, drug tests cannot tell the difference between delta-8 and THC. If you have delta-8 in your system, you may test positive for marijuana, and it may be hard to prove your innocence.
What to Look For When Buying
The delta-8 industry has exploded, and many new companies are popping up with shatter products. The enthusiasm for delta-8 is fantastic – but it causes problems, too.
With so many different products, knowing what to go for is hard. The market is flooded with dodgy brands and outright scammers selling fake or less potent shatter. As an unregulated industry, the hemp world is plagued with these bad actors.
But many superb delta-8 brands are also out there, selling world-class shatter! Let me tell you what to look for so you can confidently buy!
Legit delta-8 brands fight against scammers and keep customers safe with third-party testing. Independent laboratory testing helps bring much-needed standards to an industry that lacks oversight from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Lab tests verify whether a delta-8 product is legal, safe, and high-quality. When a company sends off a delta-8 product for testing, the lab returns a report describing cannabinoid concentrations. The report also outlines how much – if any – heavy materials and bacteria were found in the shatter.
The company usually publishes the report on its website because the product gets all clear. Brands that are fully transparent about third-party testing are much more credible than those who ignore it or try tricking you with workarounds like ‘in-house testing’.
As a strict rule, I only buy third-party tested delta-8 products. Any company worth its salt is happy to go through this process.
Don’t put your health in danger or risk getting scammed by trusting a questionable delta-8 brand. It’s unnecessary with so many genuine and great value products out there!
Delta-8 shatter products vary pretty significantly in strength. Of course, all delta-8 shatter is more potent than standard delta-8 products, but there’s a big difference between moderate and high-strength shatter.
If you’re new to delta-8 shatter, you probably don’t want to start with a 90%+ product. However, those familiar with concentrates may feel underwhelmed with a weaker shatter or a product infused with other cannabinoids, too (i.e., CBD, CBN, CBG).
That’s not to say these cannabinoids don’t offer specific benefits! A smattering of CBD in delta-8 shatter reduces the risk of anxiety. A helping of CBG delivers extra euphoric and relaxing effects. CBN also appears to have sedative properties.
Crucial to the aroma, flavor, and more nuanced effects of concentrates, terpenes are the unsung heroes in hemp! But the type of terpenes in your shatter influences whether you’re stuck to the sofa or buzzing with energy and bursting with creativity.
Energizing effects come from sativa terpene profiles, while sedative effects come from indica terpenes. You can also get hybrid terpenes, which blend the benefits of sativa and indica profiles to offer a balanced experience.
Shatter with hybrid terpenes works a treat at any time of day. However, Sativa products are better in the mornings, and indica products are preferable in the evenings.
Not all delta-8 shatter products contain terpenes, with some companies opting to remove them during manufacturing. Shatter without terpenes has a more neutral smell and taste and delivers a pure, uncomplicated delta-8 high.
How to Store Your Delta-8 Shatter
When storing your delta-8 shatter, limit exposure to oxygen and light as much as possible. Shatter left lying around uncovered takes on a darker appearance and may lose potency due to oxidation and ultraviolet (UV) ray degradation from the sun.
Shatter has a taffy-like consistency at room temperature but becomes brittle in colder climates if stored in the fridge or freezer. Keep your shatter in parchment paper and seal it in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight when you’re not using it.
Shatter degrades over time but can last for many months if stored correctly and kept in a cool, dry, and dark location.
How Long Does Delta-8 Shatter Last?
Dabbing delta-8 shatter typically induces a high lasting up to five hours. If you use shatter often, the effects will wear off more quickly. However, those who use concentrates sparingly will be more sensitive to the delta-8 cannabinoids and have a longer-lasting high.
The effects of delta-8 hit almost immediately when dabbed and peaked within a few minutes. Prepare for an intense high when inhaling delta-8 vapor, and take it slow with your first couple of hits of a new product.
I recommend holding off for at least 20 to 30 minutes after your first dose. You risk taking too much if you go too fast and experience unpleasant side effects.
Purchasing Delta-8 Online vs. Shops Near Me
There are several advantages to buying delta-8 from a well-respected online vendor like CBD Genesis. Purchasing delta-8 online is safer, more convenient, and cheaper than buying from a local store. Let’s explore why.
We’ve touched on third-party lab tests, and finding out which brands are reputable online is much easier than offline. Imagine that you run a reputable online store specializing in delta-8. You’ll be extra careful that you only stock safe, lab-tested products.
In contrast, convenience stores and gas stations sell various products, and their knowledge of delta-8 products is often not up to scratch. Therefore, it’s more likely that products from sketchy companies will make it onto their shelves. And what are the chances that staff in these stores can help you with lab reports? Pretty slim.
Physical stores usually only offer a handful of delta-8 products, whereas a specialized online hemp store is like an emporium! Shopping online is more convenient, with stores almost certain to have the exact type of product you want.
Finally, you get all these benefits for less! Online stores cost less than brick-and-mortar stores – fewer employees, lower rent, and cheaper bills. Those reduced costs translate into cheaper products. And if you buy enough, you won’t have to pay shipping fees!