Tuesday October 8, 2019

By Paul Barach

Moon Rocks: How to Smoke Them and How They're Made Education

As you gaze at your recent purchase from your local dispensary, you may be thinking “Of course I know how to smoke moon rocks. How hard can it be?” You’re so sure of it that you don’t ask the budtender. Instead, you spend your time gazing at the beauty of this nug, which looks like a delicious green and purple hard candy offered by the weed gods themselves. The smell is amazing. Pungent and rich with terpenes. If it’s your first time trying to consume moon rocks though, it may be a more difficult experience than expected. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help make sure you don’t have any trouble smoking your newly purchased products.

What are Moon Rocks?

Moon Rocks are one of those innovations in the weed game that could only be crafted by stoner mad scientists. It all starts with a high quality, perfectly trimmed bud; the kind that deserves its own platform in a tiny showroom. This stellar nug is then dipped in rich cannabis concentrate before being finished off with a generous dusting of kief.

Moon Rocks
Moon rocks are made with high quality bud, concentrate, and kief.

If crafted properly, moon rocks have an intriguing and awe-inspiring appearance – making them a highly sought after product for tourists. Moon rocks aren’t just a novelty, though. Being a mixture of flower, concentrate and kief, moon rocks are highly potent and should be consumed mindfully. Keep on reading as we explore some of the best ways to smoke cannabis moon rocks:

1. Put Down the Grinder

Moon Rocks are not made to be ground up, either in your grinder or between your fingers. Grinding or crumbling your moon rocks means losing a bunch of that good concentrate and kief to the grinder’s teeth or melted onto your fingers. Instead of crumbling or grinding your moon rocks, the best method is to slice small sections off the rock, either using small scissors, a sharp knife, or a razor.

2. Pick Up Your Pipe

Moon Rocks are best consumed either in a bong or a pipe. Be sure to pack your moon rocks loosely in the bowl. Tilt it away from the mouthpiece so there’s plenty of air flow. Since moon rocks are already saturated with oil and sticky with kief, your bowl can pretty easily clog with resin once you apply some flame. Expect more oil than normal to run down your piece.

Moon Rocks
Moon rocks are best consumed in a bong or pipe with a smaller bowl.

Also, consider using a piece with a smaller bowl as opposed to a larger one. As pleasant, tasty, and enticing as moon rocks are, you’re going to be doing the THC equivalent of drinking from a fire hose. A smaller-sized bowl will make sure you’re only smoking as much as you need. You’ll lose less to carbonization and can save the rest for later. 

If you’re smoking your moon rocks in a bong, follow these same rules (to minimize oil loss, use an ice pinch slide). Be sure to clean and replace your bong water first. Again, if you’re smoking a high quality product, you might as well enjoy the full taste. Finally, it’s best to avoid smoking moon rocks out of a hand-held vaporizer, as the excess oil and resin can damage the components. 

3. Add Moon Rocks onto Your Flower

Soaked with cannabis oil, sometimes it can be hard to get moon rocks to light. Slicing off a couple of pieces and placing them on top of some regular ground flower, whether in a joint, blunt, or a bowl is a good way to keep your fire lit while enjoying the full effects of moon rocks. Plus, you’ll save more of your products for next time. A second method is to create a “Landmine” by placing your moon rocks in between two ground up layers of bud. As far as smoking your moon rocks in a joint or a blunt, the best method is to break up the nug and add it into a base of weed (or tobacco if you’re into spliffs).

Moon Rocks
If you have trouble getting moon rocks to light try placing a couple pieces on top of regular ground bud in a joint, blunt, or bowl.

As already mentioned, moon rocks are pretty well saturated with cannabis oil, which can make them hard to light and harder to stay lit. Using the same techniques as you would for rolling a hash joint is a good way to keep them lit. 

4. Partake in the Afternoon or Evening

Moon rocks are not the type of bud to consume when you’ve got anything else to do, especially not the first time. While it’s not a recommended product to consume for your regular wake and bake, moon rocks are great for your evening wind down. Put a movie on your screen or some music on your speakers and enjoy letting that couch cradle you all night. 

5. Have Plenty of Water and Snacks On Hand

Once the full effects take hold, only the most motivated of cannabis consumer is going anywhere. This hat-trick of THC can also give you three times the cottonmouth as usual and no one wants to be both thirsty and couch locked. It’s also a good idea to drink a couple glasses of water before your first hit so you’re not starting at a thirst deficit, as well as keeping some more liquid near you. The same can go for your appetite, so be sure to have some snacks within easy reach once you put your bowl or your bong down.  

So, now that you’re in the know about how to smoke moon rocks, grab some water, some scissors, and your favorite glassware and enjoy. Just don’t plan to do anything else for the day, especially if you’re new to consuming moon rocks!


Have you ever smoked cannabis moon rocks? Did you find them easy to consume? Why or why not? Share your experiences in the comments below!


Paul Barach Paul Barach

Paul Barach is a Seattle-based freelance writer, editor, and author. He prefers to spend his free time outdoors and most recently hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. So far he has only fallen into the La Brea Tarpits once. You can follow him on Instagram @BarachOutdoors.


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