Moon rocks are one of the most expensive nugs you’ll find on the menu of your dispensary, and for a good reason. It’s the most potent way to smoke weed. If you’ve got a decent supply of flower, kief and hash oil, it isn’t hard to make a moon rock. When a moon rock is done right, you should hardly be able to see what your nug originally looked like. You can’t treat them exactly like regular weed when its time to smoke. So we’ll go over everything you need to know about making and smoking moon rocks.
What Are Moon Rocks?
Moon rocks are effectively weed buds dipped in hash oil (or sprayed with it), which you then roll in kief. It is relatively easy to create one, and it is a method of experimentation best enjoyed by cannabis connoisseurs with a high tolerance to weed. You’ll need it because best estimates suggest that they contain around 51% THC! That’s more than double the potency of many powerful marijuana strains.
There is a suggestion that a dispensary named Starbudz60 was the first to conjure up these powerful balls of bliss. However, the famous West Coast rapper Kurupt has popularized moon rocks, and there is even a special trademarked ‘Kurupt Moonrock’ available for sale.
Lovers of rap will probably know that he signed to the infamous Death Row Records label back in the 1990s, and his partner Dr. Zodiak tagged along. Today, you’ll find that all the original moon rock products from that era are now known as Dr. Zodiak’s Moonrock.
Don’t assume that all moon rocks for sale are of premium quality.
Sadly, there are plenty of shady individuals selling pretty bad versions. These unscrupulous dealers will create moon rocks using their lowest quality nugs, and downright terrible oil hidden beneath mediocre kief. Each rock will have a different effect based on the strains used, along with cannabinoid and terpene concentrations.
While there are plenty of reputable sellers of moon rocks, it is worth trying to make your own first, and we’ll show you how to do it below.
You can probably guess why moon rocks received their name! When you get a high-quality version, you will feel as if you’ve boarded a spaceship headed to the moon and beyond. A moon rock hit offers one of the most potent drug effects you’re likely to have while on marijuana.
First, you get a high-terpene taste of kief, which is gorgeous. Second, moon rocks produce immense-sized clouds, so you’ll have a whole new experience with each hit. Finally, the high is likely nothing you’ve ever experienced. Seriously, even the highest-THC marijuana strains offer a pale imitation of what a moon rock session will do.
It begins with an uplifting cerebral head high, which spreads right down to your toes.
Within 30 minutes, you’re in Jim Morrison territory, but instead of making sweet music, your mind will be in space for what seems like forever. Most users report smoking moon rocks and waking up 12 or so hours later wondering what the hell happened.
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
How long do they take to kick in?
They produce a slow burn with some immediate effects that really kick into high gear about 30 minutes in.
Based on people’s reviews, you can expect your buzz to linger for several hours or even into the next day if you’re new to moon rocks or high-THC strains.
How to Smoke Moon Rocks
When learning how to smoke moon rocks, rule #1 is never to use a grinder. You must not fall into the trap of treating moon rocks in the same manner as flowers. If you make the mistake of placing your rocks through a grinder, they will become excessively sticky, and you won’t be able to turn them.
Also, you are guaranteed to lose a significant amount of kief and oil on the nugs to the grinder’s teeth; what a waste! The best practice is to divide the moon rock into smaller pieces by hand, if possible, before smoking.
If you enjoy a joint now and then, add some moon rocks to the mix for a superior high. Most users can toss some on their flower and roll it up. It is also an excellent opportunity to experiment with various marijuana strains. Favored combinations include Jack Herer kief with Bubba Kush hash and Diesel flower.
Once you’re ready to dig into your moonrock bud, pause for a moment. Have you completed all your tasks for the day? If not, get them done first before embarking on your mission to the moon. If you think we’re exaggerating the moon rock high, you’ve never tried it! Some users believe their creative streak will come to the fore but soon realize that even moving from one room to the next is hard work in the midst of the high.
Are there any risks?
Yes, there are mental and physical risks.
High THC risks
Researchers don’t yet know the full impact of high-THC marijuana on the body or brain. Higher THC levels increase your risk for a harmful reaction, especially if you’re new to marijuana.
Higher THC levels may also increase your risk for addiction when you regularly use high doses.
While the risks of high-THC marijuana are still being investigated, marijuana in any concentration has some risks.
General marijuana risks
Marijuana smoke — including secondhand smoke — contains most of the same toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke. It irritates the lungs and can cause a chronic cough with increased phlegm production.
Marijuana smoke also raises your risk for lung infections and may increase the risk of lung cancer.
Your lungs aren’t the only part of your body at risk. Marijuana raises your heart rate for up to 3 hours after you smoke it, which may increase your chance of a heart attack, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
It also weakens your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off germs.
If you’re pregnant, using marijuana may increase your risk for several birth complications.
Moon rocks are pretty strong, to say the least. If you’re going to give them a try, it’s important to consider some things.
These potent nuggets are sure to mess with your brain and energy levels, which can make getting things done impossible. It’s best to clear your schedule or do it when you’ve got a big chunk of free time.
Here are some general safety tips for using moon rocks:
- Eat. Eat first, not just to keep the eventual munchies in check, but to also lessen the effects of high-THC weed and prevent nausea.
- Hydrate. Have lots of water on hand and stay hydrated before, during, and after smoking, as dry mouth is pretty much a given.
- Consider your surroundings. Choose a safe place where you can just sit and chill without any responsibilities.
- Go slow. Start slow — like, really slow. This is especially important if you’re new to moon rocks or high-THC strains, as it can help minimize the intensity of the effects. Try to wait at least several minutes between each inhale.
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.
Moon rocks are called ‘caviar gold’ because they are the weed experience enjoyed by genuine aficionados. Moon rocks are not a specific strain of marijuana. Instead, they are a product made by combining various weed elements and creating a bundle of joy that will provide you with the best high of your life.
As well as smoking moon rocks, you can elect to add them to edibles, although most users prefer the splendid smoking experience. You will need glassware to use moon rocks, and we don’t recommend trying them if you’re a cannabis neophyte. Once you’re ready to smoke your moon rocks, go to a quiet location, and enjoy a real lunar mission!