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.
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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.
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Many moon rocks were originally made with the GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies), but now many strains are used, including hemp strains.
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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.
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:
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.
We’ve already told you they’re potent. And we mean it. Here are some tips for you to enjoy the galactic experience.
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.
Smoking moon rocks is not necessarily complicated, but it does require a little more effort than smoking flowers. Keep in mind these considerations:
What you’ll need:
The instructions for smoking moon rocks are quite simple:
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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