What are Cannabis Moon Rocks?
Considered one of the most potent forms of cannabis, moon rocks are essentially an advanced form of a flower that is coated in hash oil and rolled in kief. If made correctly, it should be almost impossible to see the original nugget of cannabis that the rock once was — making it one of the most expensive items on menus at dispensaries.
The very term “moon rock” commonly refers to the literal lunar rock located on the moon. Looking closely, some might even say that cannabis moon rocks resemble a piece of this igneous rock formation. However, while one gets its origins from the moon — another is known to send users there.
How to Smoke Them
In order to get the best experience possible, consumers can smoke moon rocks using a glass bowl, pipe, or bong. It can be wasteful to use the moon rock to roll a joint or blunt.
The hash oil that coats the rock is known to leak and spread across rolling papers. The kief also has a higher risk of falling off during the rolling and smoking process. Furthermore, one does not need a grinder is to break up the bud. That’s because the power of a grinder is too strong for the delicate rock and would compromise the indulgent experience. Instead, hand grind the moon rock into small enough pieces.
Moon Rock History
According to High Times Magazine, the popularity of moon rocks really took off in the early 1990s when Death Row Records rapper, Kurupt, joined forces with another rapper, Dr. Zodiak, and the two became partners in their own brand of moon rocks. Their award-winning company, Dr. Zodiak Moonrock has earned many accolades, including multiple High Times Cups awards.
Moon rocks are commonly made with the strain Girl Scout Cookies, reports Healthline Wellness Newsletter. However, they can be made with any strain of cannabis.
In fact, according to the cannabis community Weedmaps, “Cannabrands continue to engineer their own variations of the moon rocks concept with myriad combinations of cultivars and concentrates.”
The potency of moon rocks vary. But no matter the THC level, each one is notably strong. The nugs come coated with 20%-50% of THC in each rock, so users should hydrate and have full stomaches when smoking moon rocks.
Even the most experienced cannabis consumers should use caution with moon rocks. According to Leafly, it’s important to “start low, go slow- like edibles, gradually indulge in moon rocks, especially if it’s your first time.”
In fact, according to the Pot Guide, a cannabis blog, “Even seasoned smokers like Snoop Dogg have claimed that moon rocks are too powerful so start with one puff and savor it as long as possible.”
With each pull and puff of moon rocks cannabis, the effects can be pretty intense. The smoke produces a relatively big cloud, and users should take it in doses.
Obtaining Moon Rocks
Above all, moon rocks offer one of the best options for cannabis consumers looking to get a bang for their buck. With prices ranging from $30 a gram and $90-$100 an eighth, moon rocks have an above-average price point but are still affordable — considering the amount of THC they deliver.
Cannabis moon rocks are also great for medicinal purposes, and especially for patients who require a higher dose of THC.
Consumers are able to choose how much THC or CBD they want on their moon rocks. This is important when purchasing the product, or even when making moon rocks at home. That’s right, you can make your own moon rocks! Now, it’s not the easiest thing to do, but by following the right instructions — which you can find online — you can take the flower you have, roll in it in hash oil you’ve made or purchased, and top it off with all of the saved kief at the bottom of your grinder to make the ultimate cannabis nugget.
A real moon rock will look like somebody just literally rolled it in an immense amount of kief. The thicker the kief coating, the higher the quality. If there is no kief on the rock, it is considered “caviar,” which is similar but not identical to moon rocks.
Being the latest invention in the industry, moon rocks continue to take over the cannabis scene, being available at most, if not all dispensaries across the country.