What are Moon Rocks?
The origins of Moon Rocks are a bit fuzzy, but rumors abound that the dispensary Starbudz760 first concocted them, with legendary West Coast rapper Kurupt popularizing the product and trademarking his own version called Kurupt Moonrock.
Moon Rocks are a THC megazord—they’re essentially cannabis buds (historically GSC, but any strain suffices) dipped in or sprayed with hash oil, then rolled in kief.
Marijuana moon rocks are basically the “champagne” of the pot world. Some people even call them cannabis caviar.
They’re made up of different pot products that are all rolled into one very potent nug and smoked.
They became a thing when West Coast rapper Kurupt brought it to people’s attention and eventually trademarked his own brand of moon rocks.
As for the name, they do look like moon rocks. But their ability to send even the most seasoned cannabis consumer flying extra high might have something to do with it, too.
How are they made?
Moon rocks are made by taking a nugget of marijuana and dipping it in or spraying it with concentrate, or hash oil.
They’re usually made with Girl Scout Cookies (the weed strain, not Thin Mints) flower and concentrate, but can be made with any strain.
The coated nugget is then rolled in kief. Kief, also called pollen or dry sift, is the sticky crystals that cover the cannabis flower. This crystal residue contains terpenes and cannabinoids.
How strong are they?
It varies from batch to batch. The potency depends on how it’s made, who’s making it, and the ingredients used.
Moon rocks typically hover around 50 percent THC, according to Leafly. To help put that into perspective, popular strains found in dispensaries typically range from 17 to 28 percentTrusted Source THC.
How are they consumed?
You can smoke moon rocks like you would any other nug, by breaking it up into a joint, bowl, vape, or pipe. Keeping it lit isn’t easy, and it’s also super dense and greasy, so glassware like a bong or pipe is the preferred way.
What are the effects?
Moon rocks are potent. People who’ve indulged describe big, full, fragrant smoke clouds and a rich and pleasant taste of kief.
THC is the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis and mainly responsible for producing the “high.” Given that moon rocks contain considerably higher levels of THC, the effects are more pronounced than what you experience from run-of-the-mill cannabis products.
The severity of the effects depend on a few things, including the strain used and your tolerance. Someone who’s not used to high THC cannabis tends to have more intense effects. Using large amounts also increases the intensity of the effects.
Here are some of the common effects of moon rocks:
- increased heart rate
- dry mouth
- impaired memory
- dry, red eyes
- cough or other respiratory issues
- extreme hunger, aka the munchies
Pros and cons of smoking Moon Rocks
- They will get you super duper high.
- Cost effective—just like dabs, a little bit goes a long way.
- Great for medical patients or other folks who want a high dose of THC.
- They’re a fun novelty and good conversation-starter.
- They will get you super duper high (not always a good thing for everyone).
- They’re messy—most put them in glass; you can roll them in a joint or blunt, but don’t put them in a grinder.
- Keep them in a cool, dry place; you don’t want them getting all melty on you.
How to make your own Moon Rocks
What You’ll Need To Make Moon Rocks:
- Fresh Whole Nugs
- Butter Knife
- Silicone Gloves or Tongs
Start by grabbing a fresh whole nug that isn’t dry and won’t easily fall apart. Have your kief in a jar set aside for the end.
Next, you’ll want to put a good amount of your favorite concentrate on the butter knife. If it is a consistency that won’t easily stick to buds like shatter or crumble, you’ll have to apply heat to loosen things up.
Run a lighter back and forth on the underside of the knife with the concentrates on top. Don’t apply enough heat to cause vaporization. If you smell anything burning, pull the lighter away.
Once the oil is melted, use silicone gloves or tongs to grab the nugs. Then spread the oil on the nugs until they’re coated all around.
Finally, take an oil-soaked bud and dunk it in the jar of kief until they’re powdered all around. If you can hardly see what your bud and oil look like anymore, you can move onto the next nug until they’re all done.
How To Smoke Moon Rocks
Now that you know how to make a moon rock, it’s time to learn how to smoke one. Like we warned earlier, they’re one of the most potent forms of cannabis you can smoke. As a result, you’ll want to be a cannabis veteran or prepared for a really intense high.
Breaking It Down
Before getting started, be sure to stay hydrated and make sure you’ve got food in your stomach. Finally, be sure to smoke somewhere you can sit and chill free of judgment and responsibilities. If you happen to get too high, just remember nobody has ever died from it and you should just sleep it off.
When it comes to the actual act of smoking, you can’t treat a moon rock like you would with flowers. Do not use a grinder. Putting it through a grinder is bound to lead to stickiness to the point where it can’t be turned. Not to mention, you’ll be losing a bunch of the kief and oil on your nugs to the teeth of the grinder. Tear each moon rock into smaller, easier to smoke pieces before smoking.
Grinders aren’t the only essential part of a cannabis smokers kit that you’re better off not using. Rolling papers can also be a disaster because all of the oil and kief make it hard to light. Furthermore, the oils can combine with resins to block airflow in the joint or blunt. If the joint is hardly pulling, you’ll be forced to watch all your kief, oil and flowers burn away without being properly enjoyed.
Keeping It Lit
If you are a strict joint or blunt smoker, you can use moon rocks to enhance the experience. Mix some moonrock into any ground up weed to help make it smoke to the end.
For a simpler way to enjoy moon rocks without interruption, we recommend smoking them in glass like a bowl or bong with a lighter. Once you have the moonrock shredded into smaller pieces, you can load them into a bowl piece. If you’ve never tried a moonrock, prepare yourself for the strongest bong rip or bowl hit of your life.
Moon Rocks Everything
Moon rocks provide a creative way to enjoy all the different products that come from cannabis at once. Best of all, you don’t have to remove the classic element of smoking like you do with dabbing. Sharing a moon rock joint or bowl is a great way to make sure everyone gets high. Even if they have a high tolerance. If you smoke the same way every day and you’ve been longing for something similar to your first time, elevate your life by trying moon rocks. And if you want to try something totally different, like night and day different, here are sun rocks.
Tips for how to smoke Moon Rocks
Moon Rocks are recommended for advanced cannabis consumers as they pack a powerful punch. Here’s some advice on how to prepare for your Moon Rocks experience.
Whether it’s a bong or pipe, use some glassware for Moon Rocks because it’s not your typical flower. It’s thick and greasy and will have to be ripped apart piece by piece like you’re trying to split a Nerd’s Rope with someone.
If you plan to roll it up by itself, think again; not only will you not have enough Moon Rocks to do so (unless you buy, like, 18 grams of it), you won’t be able to keep it lit how a normal blunt/joint would stay lit.