What are Moon Rocks and How Do I Make Them?
Considered as the strongest bud, moon rocks are simply made from a type of cannabis strain called Girl Scout Cookies which is dipped in hash oil and then sprinkled with potent kief powder.
But there is nothing simple about moon rocks, really. If you have a devilish sweet tooth, moon rocks would be a bowl of vanilla and chocolate ice cream topped with a liberal amount of whipped cream and sprinkled with crushed chocolate and rainbow sprinkles. Now pour some warm chocolate sauce or a shot of hot espresso, and you have yourself a dessert fit for a king.
Moon rocks are like that in the cannabis world. They are the most satisfying little nuggets that will delight any cannabis connoisseur.
What are Moon Rocks?
It was in 2015 that moon rocks rose into popularity, and it was made popular by Kurupt, an American rapper. He took some buds from Girl Scout Cookies, a potent cannabis strain developed in San Francisco, California, and dipped it in hash oil made from the same plant.
Once the buds were well-saturated with the equally-potent hash oil, he then sprinkled it with some kief powder, making a green nugget so potent cannabis connoisseurs are calling it “the strongest cannabis in the world” with the best high.
How to Use Moon Rocks
This potent little nugget isn’t meant for the grinder. You don’t want to lose any of the good stuff in this device. Instead, you cut it up into smaller, more manageable chunks with a clean, sharp knife and pack it lightly into your bong or hash bowl. Be careful in cutting and breaking it open. You don’t want to lose that layer of kief powder.
You can also mix some moon rock shavings into your blunt or your pipe if you want to. In fact, you can even use them as edibles and add them in your brownies!
A word of caution to first-time users of moon rocks: Don’t go too heavy on using it for the first time. Remember; this little nugget is very potent. After all, it’s made from three different yet equally potent cannabis forms, so you need to go slow and savor its effects.
Where to Get Moon Rocks
You can purchase moon rocks from cannabis dispensaries, and one gram can cost you anywhere from $25 to $30. But before you make a purchase though, make sure that the products they’re selling are quality ones. Check the dispensary’s reputation or ask around from other cannabis experts.
But with the secret to making moon rocks revealed, what’s stopping you from making your own?
How to Make Your Own Moon Rocks
The best thing about making your own moon rocks is that you get to choose the cannabis strain that you want. Below are the ingredients and materials that you need.
Cannabis strain of choice.
Kief (trichomes of the plant).
Hash oil (made from cannabis plant and solvent, usually alcohol).
The first step is to collect the kief using a herb grinder. It’s a device that has four compartments. You place the cannabis flower on the grinder teeth and place the lid on it. Once locked into place, grind the cannabis gently. Now, remove the grinder teeth and lid, and you will see the ground cannabis bud in the flower compartment. To collect the kief, simply place some weight (a coin, for example) in the flower compartment and shake the container gently. The kief powder should fall through the flower compartment’s screen and into the kief chamber.
You can make your own hash oil using alcohol as a solvent. You first need to decarb an ounce of ground cannabis, add some Everclear alcohol till it covers the decarbed ground cannabis, mix well, and then strain. Do a second washing. Over low heat, place some of the mixture in the double boiler to burn off the solvent, making sure that no liquid spills or splashes over the side once it starts bubbling. Once bubbling has stopped, you’re left with resinous hash oil.
To make the moon rock, choose a good-sized cannabis bud and drizzle some of your hash oil over it. Make sure that it covers the whole bud. The bug should be thoroughly soaked but not dripping with hash oil though. Now, pick the hash oil-covered bud with the clean tweezers and roll it gently on the kief powder, making sure that the kief powder thoroughly and evenly coats the bud. Finally, set your little moon rock nugget aside to dry.
Once it’s completely dry, use it to your heart’s delight!
Benefits of Moon Rocks
Moon rocks aren’t just for recreational purposes. It can also help relieve symptoms of chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety because of the cannabinoids’ effects.