Ever wanted to go to the moon but rocket ship prices are just too expensive? Moon Rocks may be the solution you have been looking for.
While smoking a Moon Rock will not physically take you into space, these ultra-potent “rocks” will certainly launch your mind and body into an otherworldly adventure.
What are Moon Rocks?
Moon Rocks have started to gain popularity in the cannabis market within the last few years. However, they were first introduced to the masses in the early 1990s by legendary West-Coast rapper Kurupt. He is often touted as the father of Moon Rocks and even went on to trademark his own version called Kurupt Moonrock.
Moon Rocks come in many different shapes and sizes but they are all essentially made by dipping or spraying a cannabis nug (traditionally Girl Scout Cookies, but any strain works) into hash oil and then coated in kief. The result is a sparkly hash covered nug of weed that resembles a rock.
As for the “moon” part of the name, that most likely comes from its ability to get even the most seasoned smokers flying high as a spaceship. Beginners beware.
How to Smoke Moon Rocks
Smoking a bud of cannabis may seem self-explanatory, but the sticky outer coating of concentrate and kief makes handling this powerful nug a little more complex.
No Grinders Allowed
Moon Rocks are thick and greasy in texture and will easily destroy your favorite grinder. Fingers are the recommended tool to break up the tough buds before smoking, but a set of tweezers could work as well.
To keep mess to a minimum, try using a bong, glass pipe, or other glassware to get the most out of smoking Moon Rocks.
While many people prefer to smoke out of a paper, it is not always the most effective way to smoke Moon Rocks. Rolling up a sticky rock by itself, will not smoke the way an everyday joint or blunt normally would. Not only would you need an exorbitant amount of Moon Rocks to fill an entire blunt, the dense gooey buds will not light or stay lit long enough to actually enjoy when smoked by themselves.
Combine it with Other Flower
Since Moon Rocks can be difficult to light by themselves, it is also suggested that the syrupy rocks be mixed with other dry flower to make smoking easier.
Sprinkle some on top of your bowl or try lining your joint with them and you will be surfing space waves in a matter of minutes. Remember, a little goes a long way!
Perhaps one of the most appealing qualities of a Moon Rock is its powerful potency. However, this can be its downfall as well if caution is not exercised when smoking.
Many are taken off guard by the sheer strength of Moon Rocks, whether they are new to smoking cannabis or not. No matter what kind of tolerance you think you have, start low and go slow when it comes to dosing out your first Moon Rock.
For that same reason, make sure that all of your responsibilities are handled for the day. One puff of a Moon Rock could derail your entire day if you’re not careful. Be prepared, eat a good meal, be sure to hydrate, and get ready for the ride of your life.
Pros and Cons of Smoking Moon Rocks
Before diving straight into Moon Rock heaven, it is important to consider the pros and cons of adding them to your smoking regimen.
- They will get you very very high.
- Great for medical patients that need a high dosage of THC or seasoned users looking for their next challenge.
- Moon Rocks are cost-effective — a couple of small sprinkles added to your flower makes a big difference.
- Their unique sparkly rock-like appearance make them a fun novelty item and a great conversation starter.
- They will get you very very high, which can be unsettling for some.
- Whether you use your fingers or some other device to break them up (please no grinders), Moon Rocks are just plain messy. Something is bound to get sticky somewhere.
- They must be stored in a cool dry place, or they will start to get melty.
The Bottom Line
Whether you want to take your mind on an intergalactic adventure or are just looking for the next big thing in cannabis, Moon Rocks may be for you. Mix these super potent buds into your cannabis and flying high is the only possible outcome. With a little caution and preparedness, Moon Rocks will get you to the moon in no time.