MoonRocks and SunRocks offer two of the most potent cannabis experiences. These premium products belong to the category of caviar cannabis—preparations made using world-class cannabis bud and top-shelf concentrates. If you live in the US, you’ll find these products in high-end dispensaries. Otherwise, you can learn how to make your own here!
Moonrocks and Sunrocks are the latest uber-potent cannabis products to come on the scene. These next-gen cocktails of bud, oil, and kief have taken potency to out-of-this-world levels. It’s time to investigate what makes them so dank, and if they really are just too powerful for ordinary decent stoners.
If you had to choose between a moon rock and a sun rock, which beckons to your soul? Both are a potent form of cannabis – not a strain, rather, an experiment gone completely right.
Imagine a nug of top-shelf cannabis, dipped in concentrate, then sprinkled with kief. Yup, that’s what Moon Rocks and Sun Rocks are. The difference? Sun Rocks have been tested at being more potent, up to 80% THC while Moon Rocks reach around 60% THC.
Stoners are always finding new and creative ways to spice things up when it comes to smoking weed. Cannabis products come in seemingly limitless forms in this day and age, sometimes as updates to tried-and-true methods. The cannabis “upgrade” we’re talking about today is sun rocks – a way to smoke your bud that builds on the foundation created by moon rocks. And it’s out of this world!
A New Age in Cannabis Products
Legalized cannabis is opening up an entirely new realm of experimental goods, and of these Moon Rocks and Sun Rocks have arisen. It’s rumored that the inventor of Moon Rocks was a rapper-turned-cannabis entrepreneur named Kurupt, who gave birth to what’s known as “Kurupt’s Moonrock”. Based in L.A., his invention is beginning to become the talk of cannabis connoisseurs looking for a potent new product to try.
WHAT IS A MOONROCK?
Let’s begin with the Moonrock. This is a cannabis cocktail of bud, hash oil, and kief. A couple of years ago, Kurupt’s Moonrocks were grabbing all the ganja headlines. The world had never seen such dank delights with above 50% THC levels. And bursting with flavour to boot. These otherworldly looking nugs were both visually stunning and synergised three cannabis products into one.
The recipe for a Moonrock is a nice frosty bud dipped in BHO and topped with a coating of kief. In California, the original bud of choice was Girl Scout Cookies. The extracts layered on top were really just the icing on the cannabis cake. The hash oil and the kief were not necessarily the highest-grade toppings. Looks often trumped quality. You really couldn’t tell what you were buying in the dispensary until you took it home for a toke.
Some less scrupulous cannabis retailers seized the opportunity to dope up lesser buds and get rid of substandard extracts and crystals in one fell swoop. Worse, the customer was paying a premium price for the tarted-up questionable final product. Sure, many reputable dispensaries guaranteed top-shelf bud and superior extracts were the only ingredients used, but who can you trust these days? You really couldn’t be certain at the moment of purchase if you were really getting a cannabis product with up to 60% THC content, or just space junk.
In cannabis culture, Moon Rocks refer to nugs of top-shelf cannabis, usually Girl Scout Cookies (though various dispensaries are beginning to use their own strains), that have been dipped in high-THC concentrate such as hash oil. This coated nug is then dipped in kief; the crystal-like residue from the cannabis plant that contains the most THC.
The end result is something that looks like miniature meteorites – something you might find on the moon if you’ve a fantastic imagination. Moon Rocks have been known to reach THC levels on average of 60%, far more than your typical strain of 15%.
So, you get cannabinoids from the strain itself, from the concentrate it’s dipped in, and from the kief covering the concentrate. This is definitely a recipe for an out-of-this-world experience.
WHAT IS A SUNROCK?
If Moon Rocks were to send you out of this world, Sun Rocks will slip you amongst the stars. They are made in the same way that Moon Rocks are, though they’ve been tested at having up to an additional 20% more THC. This makes Sun Rocks by far one of the most potent types of cannabis for consumption on the market.
Known producers of Sun Rocks are “Big Tray Dee” and “Apollo Sun Rocks” based in California, though as these little meteorites become more popular among legal cannabis consumers, more dispensaries will be fashioning their own variations.
Unlike a dusty looking Moonrock, a Sunrock positively sparkles. However, the ingredients for both are pretty much identical on paper. The recipe for a Sunrock is a top-shelf nug drizzled in rosin and then coated with kief. Upgrading from dark BHO to the honey-like rosin is what helps to give a Sunrock its unique glow and takes the potency further into outer space. The finest Sunrocks from Apollo Sunrocks and Big Tay Dee boast a phenomenal 80% THC.
Visually, a Sunrock is even more impressive than a Moonrock. Moreover, the leap forward in potency has even made legendary stoners like Snoop Dogg wary of them.
Sun rocks are pretty new to the marijuana industry, slowly popping up over the last couple of years, although you may have heard of their predecessor, moon rocks. Simply put, sun rocks are basically new and improved moon rocks, with purer, strain-specific ingredients. To break it down, they are high-quality buds that have been soaked in BHO extract before being rolled in kief. The combination of quality bud and concentrated marijuana products makes for weed that packs a punch! Depending on your source and the ingredients used, sun rocks can vary in potency from 50% to 80% THC.
How to Smoke Moon & Sun Rocks
Because they’ve concentrate on them, never use a grinder. Instead, use your fingers or a pair of scissors to break the nug up and place it on top of a bit of normal cannabis. You can smoke it in a pipe, bubbler, bong, or in a blunt. Take small inhales – you don’t want to burn your lungs or throat in the process of becoming as high as you’ve ever experienced!
Smoking Moon or SunRocks is a little different to smoking regular flower. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on these goodies, here are some tips to enjoy them properly.
- Don’t grind them: A regular herb grinder will butcher these buds and likely struggle with their sticky texture. Instead, use your fingers or scissors to gently break them apart.
- Use a pipe, bong, or bubbler: At 60-80% THC, you don’t need a lot of these Rocks to get you flying. Hence, it’s best to use a pipe/bong with a small cone to avoid letting this stuff go to waste.
- Mix it with some regular weed: take it and sprinkle into some regular weed.
Sun Rocks Vs. Moon Rocks: What’s The Difference?
In order to be considered sun rocks instead of moon rocks, the strain used needs to be pure and used to make all the components: flowers, oil, and kief. OG Kush is the go-to strain for sun rocks. Moon rocks, on the other hand, have been out on the market for a while now. They’re easier to make since you don’t need to process the oil any further, can be used with a variety of strains, and typically clock in around 30-50% THC. If reading about sun rocks vs. moon rocks has piqued your interest, check out our article, Top Secrets Of Moon Rocks: How To Make And Smoke Them.
What Are the Effects of MoonRocks and SunRocks?
Moon and SunRocks produce very unique effects. Some users compare them to dabs due to their potency, but the highs are really quite different.
· How Long Do They Take to Kick In?
Both of these caviar cannabis products hit hard, fast, and ferociously. You’ll feel the effects slam your body and mind the second you inhale a bong, pipe, joint, or vape hit. If you’re looking to get as high as possible, as fast as possible, then look no further.
· Is There Any Risk to Using MoonRocks or SunRocks?
Yes and no. Caviar cannabis has the potential to completely overwhelm both beginner and advanced users. If you’re used to smoking low to mid-quality weed and don’t have much experience with extracts, you might have a hard time.
With that said, cannabis remains one of the safest recreational substances in the world. Overdoing it may result in distressing psychological symptoms like paranoia and anxiety, but physical symptoms are mostly limited to nausea and sleepiness, otherwise known as “greening out”.
Do Sun Rocks Hit Differently?
It’s clear that sun rocks are super potent, but what are the effects like? What sets them apart from good old-fashioned bud? Well, you can’t really compare them to either regular buds or concentrates alone; when smoking moon or sun rocks, you can expect a strong, long-lasting stone. The taste of the smoke is much more pleasant than hitting straight BHO oil, and sun rocks also burn long and slow, making them great for smoking out of a pipe or bong. You’re only going to need to take a few puffs before you get where you want to be, which makes sense considering how much THC is involved!
THE DANK DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO
Essentially, a Sunrock is a premium-grade Moonrock. OG Kush is the flower of choice, and high-grade rosin and organic kief are the preferred top coatings. While both are luxury priced products, a Sunrock will set you back at least $25 per gram as compared to the typical $15–20 per gram for a Moonrock. If you want that extra 20% bump in THC, you are gonna have to fork over more.
Whether you decide to blaze a Moonrock or a Sunrock, it’s best to break a piece off with your fingers and take a blast from a pipe or a bong. Neither one is grinder friendly. Furthermore, if you want to enjoy a Moonrock or a Sunrock in a roll-up, sprinkle some of these THC meteorites in sparingly on top of some flower.
THE LAST WORD ON UBER-POTENT CANNABIS PRODUCTS
As you might have guessed, Moonrocks and Sunrocks are strictly for the fearless fire-breathers. These babies will literally blow the occasional toker’s head off. Such cannabis triple treats are more potent than most shatter and wax hits that even seasoned dabbers have dabbled with. The interstellar effects come on strong and fast. Only those with a high tolerance will enjoy the outer space experience. Maybe you can handle the intense high from a well-crafted Moonrock, but Sunrocks are uncharted dank territory—strictly for connoisseur cannanauts.
World’s Strongest Cannabis?
Generally speaking, yes, they can be considered one of the world’s strongest cannabis products on the market that is consumed via smoking. However, it is not the world’s strongest cannabis strain as it’s a variation of combining three separate types of cannabis all in one. Keep in mind some waxes or other concentrates can be fashioned to contain 100% THC (though rare) but they are not normally available to recreational consumers.
Tips for Consuming MoonRocks and SunRocks
You shouldn’t take smoking caviar cannabis too lightly. Be prepared for a wild ride. Use the tips below to optimise your experience.
· Optimise Set and Setting
The concepts of set and setting often pop up in psychedelic circles. “Set” applies to the mindset one enters an experience with, and “setting” describes one’s physical and social surroundings. Preparing the mind through meditation and optimising your surroundings with nature and music can dramatically increase the odds of a positive experience.
· Have Good Friends Nearby
We all have a group of friends that we love to smoke weed with. Many of these friend groups date back to our teenage years. We share inside jokes, music, and many interesting stories. Surround yourself with good company and smoke together to ride the wave in unison.
· Stay Hydrated
Being dehydrated when sober sucks, but dehydration while high sucks even more. More water in your blood with help to dilute THC levels, making you feel more alert and reducing the chance of an uncomfortable experience.
· Keep Some Snacks to Hand
Eat before you smoke caviar cannabis, and indulge in some snacks when the munchies come knocking. Filling your belly before you blaze will reduce the jitters and give you energy for the next few hours.
· Clear Your Schedule
If you’re going to smoke caviar weed, we recommend dedicating at least half of a day to the endeavour. Don’t plan on taking a hit and heading off to work, or any other commitment for that matter. Sit back, relax, and take it all in. Head out to the beach, forest, or garden free of worry.