Learn | 09.07.2022

Stonerpedia: What Are Moon Rocks?

Every day there seems to be something new in the weed world. A handy guide to the famous Moon Rocks and why their well-deserved success.

If you’re looking for the most potent high you could get out of something that is still technically flower; then moon rocks are just the thing you’ve been looking for.

While any strain can be used to make moon rocks, this mind-bending method of consuming cannabis is usually made from nugs of Girl Scout Cookies. As we said, you can use other high-THC strains like Gorilla Cookies or high-CBD like Harlequin Marijuana.

What Are Moon Rocks?

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So what exactly are moon rocks? 

Moon rocks are flower buds dipped or coated in an extract such as hash oil or shatter, then rolled in kief, a powder made from the trichomes, terpenes, and cannabinoids that have fallen from the flower. You could say this is the holy trinity of cannabis. It’s a bomb of elements that will take you out of space. 

Some cannabis consumers use the terms moon rocks and cannabis caviar interchangeably, but to be rigorous with the terminology, they are two different products. The term cannabis caviar is technically reserved for buds dipped in extracts, but without the added layer of kief, so moon rocks are always caviar, but caviar is not always moon rocks.

Although moon rocks are a relatively new cannabis product, many variations exist, including THC-free and high-CBD hemp strains. 

History Of Moon Rocks

The specific origin of moon rocks is a bit uncertain. Some trace their origin to cannabis’s connection to hip-hop, specifically rappers Kurupt and Dr. Zodiak, who released their line of moon rocks in 2013. 

Many moon rocks were originally made with the GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies), but now many strains are used, including hemp strains.  

How Strong Are Moon Rocks?

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Generally, it will vary from batch to batch, but one thing is sure: they are potent!

Usually, the potency depends on how they are made, who makes them, and the ingredients used. The average THC content is around 50-60% (spoiler alert: that’s a lot). CBD moon rock varieties will be equally high in CBD.

With this potency, you can expect an otherworldly high. They don’t get their name for anything. Moon rocks take you to the moon, and you will be there for quite a while.

In case we haven’t been clear: moon rocks are particularly potent, even for an experienced cannabis consumer.

Our suggestion is always to start small and build up gradually. For example, start with a small puff and give the effects time before smoking more.

Effects

The effects will depend on several factors, such as the strain used and the quality of the product, individual tolerance, and the amount ingested. Some users have reported feeling:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased sociability 
  • Heightened senses
  • Extreme relaxation
  • Pain relief 
  • Increased creativity
  • Increased sensory perception
  • Increased happiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dry eyes

The effects will begin to take effect within a few minutes, intensifying after half an hour and even lasting for several hours or until the next day. Be careful with your dosage.

Moon Rock Smoking Tips

We’ve already told you they’re potent. And we mean it. Here are some tips for you to enjoy the galactic experience. 

  • Free your schedule. With moon rocks, it’s best not to make any plans at all. You’ll probably end up stuck on the couch. And no, don’t think that they won’t do the same to you and that you will be able to fulfill your daily activities. You and the couch will become one. 
  • Eat. The suggestion is to do it before, you will have a full stomach, and that will help you not to feel bad if the dizziness arrives. Also, have your favorite cravings on hand for when the munchies hit.
  • Stay hydrated. Cottonmouth takes on a whole new meaning with moon rocks. Keep some hydration close, very close, because once that high hits, you won’t want to move a muscle.
  • Choose the right environment. A comfortable, safe environment with a good vibe will be the cherry on top.

Go slow. You always have to go slow, and even more so when it comes to so much power. You can always use a little more later, but if you overdo it, the rocket to the moon will have taken off, and there’s no turning back.

How to Smoke Moon Rocks

Smoking moon rocks is not necessarily complicated, but it does require a little more effort than smoking flowers. Keep in mind these considerations:

  • Use scissors or a blade to break the moon rocks into small pieces.
  • Use glass smoking material instead of rolling papers.
  • Don’t try to roll a joint full of moon rock or a blunt full of moon rock.
  • Don’t put them in your grinder.

Step By Step

What you’ll need:

  • 1 gram of moon rocks
  • 1 gram of flower
  • Scissors/blade
  • 1 piece of glass (pipe, bubbler, bong)
  • 1 lighter
  • 1 rolling tray

The instructions for smoking moon rocks are quite simple:

  1. Take a moon rock and place it in the tray. With the scissors or the blade, cut the nug into four or five pieces.
  2. Take your favorite glass piece and pack a regular bowl of flower. Not too tight, not too full.
  3. Put one piece of moon rock on top of the regular bowl of flower.
  4. Light your lighter and begin to lightly burn the moon rock, without setting it on fire.
  5. Inhale as you apply slow fire to the bowl until everything is incorporated. 
  6. Exhale a huge cloud. Enjoy your trip to the moon. 

Pro tip: Never ever touch the moon rock during this process. You will regret it. 

Using a bong (check the best bongs on the market), even a homemade bong or some kind of glassware is probably the best method for smoking moon rocks since a traditional joint made of pure moon rocks will be hard to light.

In the same way, hash doesn’t just burn on its own and is normally mixed in with flower. The extremely resinous nature of moon rocks makes it hard to light them and keep them lit.

So if you do plan on rolling a joint or a blunt using this extremely potent product, you’ll have to sprinkle it on top of some flower, which at that point should not be an issue since you should already be prepared to go for a ride.

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