Also known as cannabis caviar, marijuana moon rocks are a highly potent – but surprisingly affordable – method of getting ultra-high. They can consist of a range of cannabis products, rolled into a single, powerful nug, and smoked.
The exact origins of moon rocks are a little hazy. However, we do know that they became popular when Kurupt – the West Coast rapper – hyped them up and even trademarked his own brand of them.
So, what are cannabis moon rocks and how do you consume them? You can find out everything you need to know about this out-of-this-world high in our guide below.
Marijuana Moon Rocks: What Are They?
Moon rocks are nuggets of cannabis flower sprayed with or dipped in an extract, such as shatter or hash oil, and rolled in kief. Hash oil is a highly concentrated form of cannabis THC, created using pressurized butane oil. It can have THC concentrations of 80%. Kief is a kind of powder made from cannabinoids, terpenes, and trichomes that form on the buds and leaves of marijuana. Because of the production methods, moon rocks exponentially increase the amount of THC that you get from one hit.
Most often, the type of strain used to make moon rocks is Girl Scout Cookies, but any strain will work. Essentially, moon rocks are THC powerhouses, and one of the best ways to get super-high without breaking the bank.
How Do You Consume Cannabis Moon Rocks?
Moon rocks are frequently thought of as a ‘stoner hack’ because of the high density of THC in just a small piece.
You can smoke these rocks on their own, but this isn’t easy. It’s greasy, hard to keep lit, and would cost you a lot! Instead, many cannabis users add an extra kick to a smoking session by using a piece of moon rock alongside the usual flower.
Here, we’ll take you through our step-by-step guide for how to consume cannabis moon rocks. Before we start, it’s crucial to remember that you’ll need some glassware for this to work. Putting it in a blunt will get greasy and sticky very quickly. For this reason, a bong or pipe is best.
You will need:
- Moon rocks (1g)
- Your usual flower (1g)
- One piece of glassware (e.g., bong, pipe, bubbler)
- Rolling tray
Follow these steps to consume the cannabis rocks:
- Place a single moon rock nug on your rolling tray. Cut it into a few chunks (4-6, depending on size) with the blade.
- Pack your regular flower into your glassware.
- Add the moon rock chunks on top of this.
- Using your lighter, burn the top of the moon rock until it starts to sizzle. It should start to melt into the flower below it, but make sure you blow it out if it starts to catch alight. Avoid touching the moon rock! It becomes very sticky when exposed to heat and could leave you with a nasty burn.
- Inhale while you apply low heat to the bowl.
- Exhale a colossal cloud, sit back, and enjoy the ultra THC hit and being insanely high. Do note that you may find yourself uncontrollably coughing!
How Potent Are Moon Rocks?
Moon rocks are popular among users because they offer an intense high. While their exact potency depends on the batch and production processes, they tend to have around 50% THC concentration. The combination of flower, hash oil, and kief creates a robust potency.
Smoking this kind of cannabis will give you a pleasant taste from the terpene-rich kief. You’ll also produce massive, full smoke clouds with each hit.
But what about the high? It’s an intense slow-burn experience like no other. You’ll get some immediate effects as you feel it coursing through your body, and within 30 minutes, you’ll begin feeling the full force of moon rocks. The buzz can last for anywhere from a couple of hours to the next day!
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Smoking Moon Rocks?
Not sure about trying it out? Here we round up the key pros and cons of smoking moon rocks.
- A little will go a long way, so they’re highly cost-effective.
- Offer a high dose of THC, so perfect for medical use.
- You’ll get an immense high from them.
- You need to store the product in a cool, dry place, or it could melt.
- They can be messy, so don’t put them in a grinder before adding to your blunt or pipe!
Tips for Smoking Moon Rocks
Moon rocks pack a punch, so they’re most suitable for experienced cannabis users looking for the ultimate high. Here we list a couple of pointers/reminders to help you get the best experience when smoking moon rocks.
Glassware Is Best
As we’ve already mentioned (but it’s worth saying again), it’s best to use glassware for smoking moon rocks. It’s difficult to roll in a joint, and you won’t be able to grind it as it’s not your usual flower.
We’d suggest you don’t try to roll it up by itself, as you’d need a load of moon rocks (significantly increasing your costs). It would also be hard to keep it lit like a typical joint.
Start with a Small Amount
Like edibles, these aren’t for the faint of heart. It’s best to start with a small amount and increase gradually. Take small hits, and be sure to space them out between sessions.
Mix with Your Favourite Flower
While you can smoke moon rocks on their own, their greasy texture can make it challenging to get them to light or keep a cherry. Putting it on top of some flower (as per our ‘how-to’ above) will make it much more manageable. The bonus? You’ll get doubly high.
Moon rocks are incredible little nugs of THC goodness, offering you a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to getting extraordinarily high. They are best to smoke with glass, such as a pipe or bong. You can smoke it as is or mix it with your favourite flower. Enjoy!