For those who have been a part of the cannabis community for a long time, “shatter” is a relatively new thing. So if you want to buy shatter online, things can get a bit confusing.
First, let’s start with exactly what shatter is. According to Weedmaps, shatter is “an extract, which is a type of cannabis concentrate that’s produced using a combination of weed plant materials and solvents. The appearance of shatter weed is typically translucent, though its coloring can range from a bright honey-like amber to a darker yellow shade like olive oil.”
Shatter gets its name from consumers being able to shatter it like glass, into smaller pieces. In a similar fashion, oil has an oily texture, while wax has a wax-like texture. Like all concentrates, shatter has a very high THC content, so if you’re looking for CBD or something that won’t get you high, shatter is probably not for you.
If you are looking for very high THC content, however, shatter may be the way to go. In fact, some shatters can approach 100% THC, depending on how they are made, and what they are made from. Which brings us to probably the most important aspect of shatter, and that’s how WELL it’s made.
Buying shatter from someone you know is one thing; even from a shop or dispensary you know and trust is great. But what if you want to buy shatter online? How do you know what is good quality and who you can trust to have the best quality products?
First, it’s important to note that poorly-made shatter can introduce things into your system that can be detrimental to your health. Since shatter is usually made with solvents, there is a risk of impurities and solvents being left behind, causing you to inhale nasty chemicals into your lungs and, from there, on to your bloodstream. This is a good reason not to make your own shatter at home, especially if you are not well-versed in the procedures.
A rather common misconception about shatter is that a darker color means lower quality. While this certainly could be the case, there are other reasons shatter could be a darker amber color, including:
- The cannabis the shatter is made from has darker trichomes to begin with.
- Older plant material was used.
- Mature and better developed trichomes can come out darker.
- A very thorough extracting process can sometimes create a darker product.
- Too much heat may have been used during the purging process.
- The extract in question was left out to dry a little long.
Taste can also tell you if your shatter was made poorly. A bad taste will usually mean a bad product, especially if it tastes like chemicals or has a solvent-like taste.
There is also the smell test. Shatter, unlike concentrates like wax or honey or resin, should not really have any odor to it. If your shatter smells strong or smells bad, you could very well have a poor-quality product.
Lastly, if the shatter strain you have just doesn’t get you high, it’s simply no good. Of course, all of these tests have to be done after the shatter is in your possession (with the exception of looks), so how can you know if what you are buying is good before you order it?
Well, you need to find an outlet you can trust, one that sells other quality products that you have used or that get good reviews from other consumers. Maybe your friends and family have had good experiences ordering flower or other concentrates from a site, and that site also sells shatter. Companies that make sure their products are good quality usually have a good track record with all the products they sell.
Shatter may be new to some, but it also may be just what you are looking for. It’s a new day in the cannabis industry, not only with products, but with technology as well. Getting a great variety delivered right to your door is what we have been waiting for, and for many, that day is here!
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