Moonrocks…What Are They?
These days, there are more ways to take cannabis than there are atoms in the universe. Moonrocks being only one of these many methods.
There’s smoking, vaping, sprays, oils, edibles and even capsules now. Obviously, amounts vary, but these will rarely push past 20% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
So, if you want to hit the stratosphere, you’re going to need to go even further afield. Like the moon!
The general consensus is that moonrocks come in at around 50% THC, but outliers can even hit 80%. For high fliers or anyone else looking for a high dose, there isn’t a better option out there.
Where did moonrocks come from?
The internet doesn’t provide a straight answer for this one.
Some say the great West Cost rapper, Kurupt, invented them (perhaps with the help of Dr. Zodiak), while others just think he hopped on the bandwagon. One site swears that Kurupt only popularised them after the Californian dispensary, Starbudz760, created them in 2013. Or, as some sources say 2015 – or even later.
Basically, no one is entirely sure…
If you can solve this mystery, there’s probably a Netflix documentary in it for you. Luckily for us, however it happened, the results are amazing.
How are they made?
These are cannabis buds of any strain that are covered or dipped in some sort of hash oil, like shatter or resin. You may already know this as “cannabis caviar”.
So, what makes moon rocks different?
The key is dousing these in a healthy (read; heavy) layer of kief or hash. The combination of the hash oil, kief and the original cannabis source is what makes the heaviest hit on the market.
So, what do I do with them?
You might think from the appearance of moonrocks that you would be able to roll them into a joint or blunt, but you’ll quickly find they’re just too sticky to be rollable. If you do manage to make a blunt from one without messing up a countertop, let us know – that would be an achievement.
For an easier time, try this…
Most people put moonrocks in glass – a bong or pipe especially. Using scissors to cut the rocks into smaller pieces will help in keeping them lit, which can be a challenge, considering how dense they are.
For this reason, try not to pack the glass too tightly. Not only is this a waste of kief, but it will be harder to light.
What’s important is to never grind the rocks – the density and grease will completely clog up the grinder.
Making your own
Moonrocks have only been around the past few years and may not be in your area yet. Worse yet, if they are on the market, they can be very expensive.
Luckily, making your own moonrocks is pretty easy. If you have the following:
• Whatever bud or strain you prefer
• A hash oil – shatter or wax works best but you could use crumble or resin if desired
• Kief (there’s not much of a limit here – you’ll need a lot)
• Gloves or tongs
• Pipette or liquid dropper
Then, you’re ready to go!
Gather up all your ingredients.
Choosing your favourite cannabis bud might be a heart wrenching decision or super easy, the denser/tighter the better. It will help contain the oil without allowing it to soak through.
Most moonrocks on the market come in the standard 1g weights, but you could make yours as big as possible. For the purposes of this step-by-step, we’re assuming you’re making a standard size for your first one.
Prepare your hash oil.
You’ll likely need more liquid than normal, to make it easier on the pipette. Heating the hash oil up can make it less thick, but if it starts smoking take it off the heat immediately!
Use the pipette to completely cover the bud.
If you don’t have a pipette or liquid dropper, you can dip it directly into the oil. This isn’t ideal as it will be much harder to control how much is applied and you’ll likely oversaturate the bud. But it will work in a pinch.
Coat the bud in the kief.
Make sure to do this immediately after step 2 while it’s still sticky. This step is what makes moonrocks special, so no need for modesty. Keep coating until you can’t see any of the oil.
If you’re struggling for quantity, try checking the pollen chamber of your grinder (we’ve all forgotten to clean it out once in a while).
Let it rest!
Allow to completely dry before breaking it up, or you’ll just get a mush.
What about Sunrocks?
Sunrocks are variety of moonrocks that have gone supernova.
Similar composition – cannabis soaked in oil and covered with kief – but made with the highest quality ingredients.
Most Sunrocks are known for their absolute purity, featuring less contaminants than their counterparts. Pleasingly, they have a distinctive amber-green look that is reminiscent of a nugget of gold, so it’s easy enough to recognize.
If they are on the market near you, then you may have hit the motherload.
Tips for getting started
The best advice for moonrocks is to go slow.
Not only are moonrocks super strong, but they’re a slow burn as well. While you may get some immediate effects, you won’t feel the full hit until about 30 minutes in.
Just like edibles, take a little every so often throughout an evening.
This means it’s definitely not a morning treat! If you were planning on being productive after this, I’d think again – unless you’d already planned to stretch out on the couch and order pizza, that is.
So be prepared!
Get all your work done, hoard a mountain of your best snacks and queue up a dozen movies.
As always, remember to stay hydrated. The dry mouth is real with these.