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If you’re looking for the most potent high you could possibly 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 (but, as we said before, you can use other high-THC strains like Gorilla Cookies or even high-CBD like Harlequin Marijuana) that have been dipped or covered in BHO wax or hash oil, and finished off with a dusting of kief. If that sounds like it could send you floating into the stratosphere and beyond, then you understand how they got their name.
Moon Rocks have a mysterious origin, or at least one that is in dispute across the cannabis community. The reason that you know about them is likely because of the skilled marketing of Kurupt, the American rapper and former Executive Vice President of Death Row Records. In 2014, Kurupt launched his brand Kurupt’s Moon Rocks with fellow hip hop artist Dr. Zodiak.
Moon Rocks are considered to be some of the most potent buds you could possibly smoke with THC levels know to reach up to 50 percent, and sometimes even higher than that. For reference, the average bud contains anywhere from 15 to 20 percent THC with the most potent of strains rarely crossing into the 30 percent range.
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 that hash doesn’t just burn on its own and is normally mixed in with flower (or tobacco when flower isn’t available), 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.
Be sure to keep water and munchies on hand as you will feel all of the traditional effects of cannabis multiplied, and don’t make any concrete plans. Many who have smoked Moon Rocks can attest to their effects of a full body high that is far more intense and longer lasting than an ordinary joint.
Some consider Moon Rocks to be the caviar of cannabis and they’ve earned this nickname just as much for their quality as for their cost. Depending on your state, the dispensary of choice and the quality of the product, Moon Rocks can run you anywhere from $25–$40 a gram. But for those who consume cannabis regularly, the price is well worth the results.