What are Moon Rocks?
Bigger, faster, stronger – searching for extremes is part of human nature. Chasing records is also evident in the cannabis industry. Ever stronger products are coming onto the market in the search for new heights. To go straight to the moon (and hopefully back again), you need Moon Rocks. Fasten your seat belt.
The days when you had to lurk in a dark alleyway to buy overpriced and unpleasant smelling hashish from a dealer are definitely a thing of the past. After decades of repression, the world is currently in the process of rediscovering cannabis as a medicine. So much is going on in the industry that it is difficult to keep up with all the developments. One thing is certain. It has never been easier to buy high-quality cannabis products. Alongside the old favourites like weed and hashish, you can also find new products on the menu at US dispensaries seeking to gain favour with customers.
Edibles are currently undergoing a renaissance, thanks to precise THC levels that make it simple to know how much to eat. This means that ‘bad trips’ and paranoia attacks, which primarily affected inexperienced consumers, are now history. For other cannabis products, we still advise caution. Concentrates and extracts such as BHO (butane hash oil), wax or live resin contain dizzying quantities of THC. The same applies to Moon Rocks, which contain twice as much THC as the strongest weed.
What are Moon Rocks and how can you make them?
Moon Rocks consist of three ingredients: weed, oil and kief. If you have all the ingredients available, then they are very easy to make. Here is how to make your own Moon Rocks in four easy steps:
- Take a nice big bud of your favourite variety. The bigger and tighter the bud, the better.
- Use a pipette to drop some hashish oil onto the bud. It needs to be completely coated, but not dripping.
- Now “breadcrumb” the oil-coated bud with kief. Roll and turn the bud in the kief until it is evenly coated.
- Let the moon rock dry. That’s it!
BHO or hashish oil is created by extracting cannabis using butane as a solvent. After filtering and evaporation, a sticky, resinous oil remains. Kief is in fact the dried resin ducts or trichomes of the cannabis plant, which can be collected by dry sieving.
There is disagreement about who invented Moon Rocks. They were made famous by the West Coast rapper Kurupt, who joined up with the musician Dr. Zodiak to sell plenty of Moon Rocks. In 2014, the two of them published the mix tape “Moon Rocks Project”, which contains collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa.
“Moon Rock is too much, dog.”
A Moon Rock has an average THC content of about 50%. That is extremely high! By way of comparison, the strongest cannabis variety in the world, Godfather OG, contains 34% THC, according to High Times. Just ten or fifteen years ago, such a high THC content was unthinkable. Everyone should be free to decide what they absorb into their body. We do not advocate telling people what they should do. However, if hip-hop legend Snoop Dog, who has been known at times to smoke up to 80 blunts per day, feels Moon Rocks are too strong, the chances are pretty high that this is exactly what they will be for normal smokers: too much!
Some readers may now object that concentrates and dabs contain even more THC. That is certainly true, but the high they create is different. Moon Rocks generally work for longer and more physically than dabs, which create a shorter high that affects your head more. Moon Rocks are also difficult to beat in terms of taste. This is thanks to the kief, which is just bursting with aromatic terpenes.
Tips for consuming Moon Rocks
It may make sense for medicinal cannabis users to use highly potent cannabis products with a high THC content. This is especially true for pain treatment. Or perhaps you are just curious and want to try some Moon Rocks for fun. Whatever the reason, here are our tips to improve your chances of a soft moon landing.
- Do not use a grinder! It will tear the Moon Rocks apart and break them down into their original components. There is also a strong risk of creating a sticky mess. The best way is to crumble the Moon Rocks carefully with your fingers, or use a sharp knife.
- Glass pipes and bongs are very well suited to the consumption of Moon Rocks.
- As an alternative, you could enrich a joint or blunt by scattering Moon Rocks over the buds. Rolling only with Moon Rocks is not a good idea, because they burn too unevenly and are too sticky for this.
- Take time to enjoy the experience. If you have deadlines or a full to-do list that day, you will just become unnecessarily stressed.
- Make sure you have enough drinks and snacks ready and waiting.
Moon Rocks are among the strongest cannabis products in existence. With a THC content of over 50%, they are twice as strong as the strongest weed in the world. To make them, a bud is soaked in hashish oil and then kief is scattered over it. The moon rock is now ready!
Moon Rock Weed: What It Is And How To Make It
If you’ve been asking yourself, “What will marijuana-product producers think of next?”, the answer is moon rock weed. But as popular as this product is becoming, there is still some confusion as to exactly what a moon rock is and how to make one.
We’re here to clear up all the misinformation. This article will show you what moon rock weed is and how to make it.
What Moon Rock Weed Is Not
Moon rock weed—often just referred to as moon rock—is regularly confused with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). Yeah, I know. I can’t pronounce that word either. Thankfully, MDMA is more commonly known as ecstasy, so we’ll just call it that from now on.
Though ecstasy produces psychoactive effects like marijuana, the two are vastly different. Ecstasy is a methamphetamine that acts through the serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine receptors in the brain. And because ecstasy is a stimulant in the amphetamine class, it can be addictive.
Marijuana, on the other hand, acts through the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and is, for all intents and purposes, non-addictive. It’s often good to say, “moon rock weed” or “moon rock marijuana” in conversation just so everyone knows exactly what you’re talking about. Wouldn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea.
What Moon Rock Weed Is
Another misconception about moon rock weed is that it is a special strain of marijuana bred for its THC concentration. This is false. Moon rock weed is the triple combination of the following cannabis products:
- Raw, whole bud
- Honey oil (a.k.a. hash oil)
Essentially, moon rock weed, or cannabis caviar, is a small pinch of your favorite bud covered in honey oil with a generous dusting of kief on top. The finished product looks very much like a nugget of green candy or, for those more healthfully-inclined, a Brussels sprout.
Because moon rock weed is made using three distinct forms of cannabis, each with their own degrees of potency, many are calling moon rock the strongest cannabis in the world and categorize it as the best high on Earth. But is moon rock weed really as potent as all that?
How Potent Is Moon Rock Weed?
We’re not going to kid you, moon rock weed is pretty potent…or at least it can be if you choose the right ingredients. It starts, of course, with the type of bud you use. You can choose a high-THC strain like Bruce Banner (29% THC) or you can choose a low-THC strain like Maui Wowi (13% THC). That will have a significant effect on the potency of your moon rock weed.
In addition, the potency of the honey oil you use along with the potency of the kief you use will have a profound effect on the THC percentage of the finished moon rock. On average, a typical moon rock offers 50% THC, but that already-high percentage can be pushed to almost triple digits with the right combination of ingredients.
But potency is not the end-all, be-all of moon rock weed’s appeal. Sure, it’s a big part, but the wide variety of effects this form of cannabis offers is more often the major draw. Moon rock weed can have varying effects, and varying degrees of effect, depending on a number of factors.
Chief amongst those factors is the strain used. But almost equally important is the terpene and cannabinoid concentrations present in the bud, honey oil, and kief.
Another major factor is the nigh-unmeasurable synergy between the three ingredients. Synergy is the interaction between the bud, honey oil, and kief that produces effects beyond what you could get if you took the products separately. It can be very difficult, even with a degree in chemistry, to figure out the synergistic effects you might get when you mix bud, honey oil, and kief so you’re best bet is just to try different combinations.
The effects can be further tweaked by including CBD products (bud, oil, or kief) in the mix instead of just THC products. So rather than just flying as high as possible (with high-THC moon rocks), you can achieve medicinal effects including reduced nausea, anti-anxiety, suppressed seizures, and many more. All that is possible with just a bit of CBD.
Let’s investigate the effects of moon rock weed in a bit more detail in the next section.
What Can You Expect From Your Moon Rock Weed?
As we mentioned in the section above, this all depends on the ingredients used to make the moon rock. Because there are three different variables (bud, oil, and kief) and because each of these can vary amongst themselves, there’s really no way to describe every single option.
Instead, we’ve reduced it all down to two main categories: THC and CBD. These cannabinoids offer different effects and benefits. So once you understand what they do, you can begin to tweak the mixture of your moon rock weed to get it exactly the way you want it. We’ll start with THC.
THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol if you want to be precise, is the stuff of legend that will get you seriously messed up (high) in no time flat. That’s THC’s main claim to fame. So if you don’t want to trip the light fantastic, don’t include THC (bud, oil, or kief) in your moon rock weed.
That said, THC does offer some unique medicinal effects that you shouldn’t overlook. The medical benefits of THC include:
- Pain relief
- Eased nausea and vomiting
- PTSD treatment
- Insomnia prevention
- Increased appetite
- Enhanced senses
- Destruction of free radicals (antioxidant)
- Reduced inflammation
- Relaxed muscles
- Stopped convulsions
That’s a lot of medicinal benefits from a cannabinoid that most people think of as a recreational tool.
CBD (full name cannabidiol) is the true medicinal powerhouse of the bunch. On top of that, it won’t cause any psychoactive side-effects. So you can take CBD products without worrying that you’ll get high and lose half your day.
CBD has a long list of medicinal benefits, including:
- Bone growth
- Inhibited growth in cancer cells
- Slowed bacterial growth
- Reduced risk of artery blockage
- Psoriasis treatment
- Prevention of nervous system degeneration
- Reduced blood sugar levels
- Better sleep
- Reduced seizures and convulsions
- Suppressed muscle spasms
- Anxiety relief
- Lessened severity of psychosis
- Reduced nausea and vomiting
- Appetite stimulation
- Reduced inflammation
- Decreased pain
And that’s just for starters! Scientists continue to discover new ways to use CBD to treat both common and uncommon diseases.
If it’s your goal to make your own moon rock weed (which we’ll discuss in the next section), you can mix and match how much THC and CBD you include in the final product.
If you want straight-up “take me to another dimension,” opt for high-THC moon rock weed. If you want the medicinal effects without losing your grip on reality, make your moon rock weed with CBD bud, oil, and kief.
Should You Make Your Own Moon Rock Weed Or Buy Already-Made?
We’ll show you how to make your own moon rock weed from start to finish below, but keep in mind that it requires three distinct ingredients. When deciding whether to make your own moon rock weed, you basically have four choices:
- Produce all the ingredients at home (assuming you can grow your own bud).
- Purchase whole bud and then make your own honey oil and kief.
- Purchase whole bud, honey oil, and kief from your local dispensary.
- Buy already-made moon rock weed from a trusted source.
It really depends on how much work you want to put into it and how much time you have to dedicate to the process. To help you answer the make-or-buy question, let’s break down the moon rock creation process from start to finish.
Grow Your Own Bud
Growing your own bud is a labor-intensive, time-consuming process. It requires a great deal of knowledge, experience, and specialized equipment to get the final product just right. Most people don’t have the time or the money necessary to really make a go of growing their own bud. We’re not saying it can’t be done, but it’s often better just to purchase your cannabis from someone who does it full time.
Make Your Own Honey Oil
Honey oil, or hash oil, is typically made through a process known as solvent extraction. In solvent extraction, a chemical solvent like alcohol, carbon dioxide, or butane is forced through the cannabis material. In the process, trichomes and other chemicals are stripped away from the plant. The solvent is then removed by evaporation or straining, leaving the THC, CBD, terpenes, flavonoids, and other goodies behind.
Butane is by far the most popular solvent used to make honey oil. It’s so popular that we often refer to the finished product as butane hash oil (BHO) to distinguish it from other extraction methods (like ice water extraction).
The problem with making your own honey oil is that the process can be dangerous. Butane is highly flammable and misusing it can result in serious injury or death. Overall, it’s just a better idea to let those with plenty of experience make the honey oil for you.
Make Your Own Kief
Kief, also called crystal or pollen, is a fine powder made from the trichomes (dried resin glands) found on the leaves of the cannabis plant. Kief is fairly easy to produce. It’s certainly easier than growing your own bud or making your own honey oil. All you need to collect your own kief is a grinder with a kief catcher at the bottom.
Simply place your buds in the topmost chamber and begin to grind. The chopped bud falls into the next screen down. The loose kief continues to fall through this screen to the next compartment where it can be stored. Some even put a small coin in the herb collection chamber where it can be used as an agitator to further separate the kief from the ground bud.
After you’ve finished grinding, be sure to tap the grinder against a flat surface (like the table) to force the last of the loose kief through the screen into the final compartment.
As you can see, producing the three components that go into making moon rock weed can be a bit labor intensive. Your best bet is to purchase the already-made product at your local dispensary and just enjoy the effects.
If you want a bit more control over what you consume, we suggest buying the three components from a trusted source and then cooking up your own batch of moon rock weed.
How To Make Moon Rock Weed
The process for making moon rock weed is really quite simple. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Your favorite whole bud
- Honey oil
- Eyedropper or small brush
First, break off a small piece of bud from the larger whole. Holding this piece and manipulating it with the tweezers makes the whole process easier. Next, cover the piece of bud with honey oil using the eyedropper or small brush. Make sure you cover the whole piece of bud but don’t saturate it. Finally, roll the oil-covered bud in kief until it’s completely coated.
Repeat this process with all your bud, honey oil, and kief. Let the nuggets dry thoroughly before using. That’s it. Just three simple steps to making a completely new cannabis experience. And when you think about it, the combinations you can create are literally endless.
But how do you use moon rock weed once the nuggets are all dry? We’ll answer that question in the next section.
Discover the truth about moon rock weed, learn what goes into making it, and find out if producing your own moon rock weed is a good choice.