Sun Rocks vs Moon Rocks: What’s the Difference?

While they both involve dipping a cannabis nug into a substance, the end result is very different.

A glass jar full of moon rocks cannabis

Many of us have heard of Moon Rocks and the tales of their ability to get you as high as the moon — but what if there was a way to get as lifted as the sun?

If you have ever been curious about taking your mind on a journey past the Moon and straight to the Sun, then Sun Rocks may be just what you need.

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What are Sun Rocks?

Sun Rocks are similar to Moon Rocks in that they both start with cannabis flower coated in THC concentrate for a highly potent sticky bud of weed. However, Moon Rocks are covered in kief, giving the bud a lunar appearance, while Sun Rocks are simply drenched in an ultra-strong concentrate for an amber, almost sunny, appearance. 

While these are both potent and sticky buds of weed, there are many differences between the two as well. 

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Moon Rocks vs. Sun Rocks

Both of these otherworldly rocks will certainly get you high, but there are several key differences to consider when scoping your dispensary shelves. 

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Appearance

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From afar, a Sun Rock looks pretty similar to an actual nug of weed. It’s not until you get a little closer that you can see the bud is actually coated in concentrate. This gives you a better idea of the quality of the weed before you actually decide to make a purchase. 

While kief does give Moon Rocks their signature appearance, it also hides the cannabis underneath. There is really no way to tell whether or not the foundation of your rock is quality cannabis until you start to break it down. 

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Sourcing

Also unlike their lunar cousin, everything used to make a Sun Rock comes from the same flower. For example, if a brand decides to use OG Kush (Sun Rocks are typically made with OG flower) to make their sticky creation, OG Kush is the base for both the flower and the concentrate. Thus, you know exactly what you’re getting when you dive into a Sun Rock. 

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Moon Rocks, on the other hand, can be made with any variety of flower, concentrate, and kief. As long as those three components are present, it is considered a Moon Rock. 

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Potency

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Another element to consider is your desired level of potency. While many Sun Rocks and Moon Rocks are similar in potency, that is not always the case. Moon Rocks have been known to peak at a THC content of around 52%, and Sun Rocks can be as high as 80%. Needless to say, exercise caution with either of these sticky buds. 

How to Smoke Sun Rocks

Smoking a Sun Rock is not quite as self-explanatory as lighting up your usual dried flower. Follow the same guidelines as you would for smoking Moon Rocks or simply remember: 

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  • No grinders allowed: The thick sticky Sun Rocks will destroy any grinder in no time. Use scissors, tweezers, or even your fingers in a moment of desperation — it will be messy so be careful! 
  • Use glass: The tar-like nugs will be tough to roll up on their own. Sun Rocks are difficult to light and it’s even more difficult to keep them lit. Glassware will also be less messy than rolling papers. Sprinkle some on top of your bowl and you should be good to go. 
  • Mix it with other flowers: As mentioned above, Sun Rocks are difficult to smoke on their own due to their texture. Add a dash to your favorite flower for a smoother smoking experience. 
  • Exercise caution: Sun Rocks are not to be played with. With concentration levels reaching as high as 80% THC, a little goes a long way. 

Where to Buy 

While Sun Rocks are relatively new to the cannabis scene, they can usually be spotted lining the shelves of your local dispensary. Ask your budtender for recommendations or look for these Wikileaf approved brands and dispensaries. 

Slump’d Edibles and Extracts

The name says it all — these Sun Rocks will leave you slumped and silly. Using high-quality rosin and flower, each rock is well over 70% THC for an out-of-this-world high. 

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Presidential

Known all over the world for their ultra-potent products, Presidential has recently thrown their hat into the infused flower ring. Check out their selection of varying sticky rocks for an experienced stoner’s dream come true. 

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La Wonderland Caregivers

If you’re in the LA area and on the hunt for a quality Sun Rock, LA Wonderland is truly a cannabis wonderland. With a wide array of products, there are always a few local Sun Rocks in stock. 

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Conclusion

While Moon Rocks may have been your first love, Sun Rocks have firmly established themselves as the next must-have smoking staple. Not only are Sun Rocks incredibly potent, but they are also consistent in quality, flavor, and sunny appearance. Next time you are looking for an otherworldly high, try a sprinkle of Sun Rocks to propel you into space — just make sure to fasten your seat belt. 

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