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What are Moon Rocks and how do you smoke them?

December 12, 2017
What Are Moon Rocks and How Do You Smoke Them?
Updated January 18, 2018

Have you ever been so high that you couldn’t feel your eyebrows, even when you physically touch them? If not, try smoking Moon Rocks and I guarantee you’ll get there. I recently smoked them for the first time ever, and two months later, I’m still unable to locate my facial features. (Worth it, by the way.)

What are Moon Rocks?

The origins of Moon Rocks are a bit fuzzy, but rumors abound that the dispensary Starbudz760 first concocted them, with legendary West Coast rapper Kurupt popularizing the product and trademarking his own version called Kurupt Moonrock.

Moon Rocks are a THC megazord—they’re essentially cannabis buds (historically GSC, but any strain suffices) dipped in or sprayed with hash oil, then rolled in kief. Though the potency of each batch of Moon Rocks varies and depends on how it’s made/who produces it, the general consensus is that they hover around 50% THC.


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What’s it like to smoke Moon Rocks?

Hitting Moon Rocks produces an extremely pleasant, terpene-rich taste of kief that makes you say, “Woooo, that’s delicious.” The smoke clouds produced are super big and full, so each hit is damn near its own experience.

And the high? Oh buddy, oh pal, don’t even get me started on the high. Starting in the head, and eventually spreading throughout the entire body down to your toes, a Moon Rocks high is one of those slow burns that you definitely feel at first, but 30 minutes later, you realize that you have reached a mountaintop that you may not have been ready to climb. I smoked my gram of Moon Rocks at around 5 p.m., and when I woke up the next morning at 7 a.m., I was still on Mars waiting for the train back to Earth.

How to make your own Moon Rocks

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Though Moon Rocks are commonly made with GSC flower and/or GSC concentrate, you can really make your own Moon Rocks however you’d like. All you need is the following:

  • Your favorite strain/flower
  • Your favorite concentrate/hash oil
  • A big ol’ bowl of kief from the bottom of your grinder
  • Some tongs (or any grabbing/pinching apparatus)
  • A liquid dropper

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Step 1: Grab a nug or two of your favorite choice of bud/flower. I suggest using one of the denser nugs as it’ll hold the final cannabis cocktail together better.

Step 2: Grab your favorite concentrate. If it’s super thick and tough to manipulate, heat it up until it’s a little liquidy, then use a dropper that will allow you to completely cover your bud without having to actually dip it into the concentrate. (The oversaturation of your bud could lead to both longer drying times and difficulty lighting it.)

Step 3: Use your tongs to grab the bud and roll it in kief until the entire nug is covered in crystal goodness.

Step 4: Let your Moon Rock dry until it’s ready for action, then smoke it up.


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Tips for how to smoke Moon Rocks

Moon Rocks are recommended for advanced cannabis consumers as they pack a powerful punch. Here’s some advice on how to prepare for your Moon Rocks experience.

Use Glassware

Whether it’s a bong or pipe, use some glassware for Moon Rocks because it’s not your typical flower. It’s thick and greasy and will have to be ripped apart piece by piece like you’re trying to split a Nerd’s Rope with someone. If you plan to roll it up by itself, think again; not only will you not have enough Moon Rocks to do so (unless you buy, like, 18 grams of it), you won’t be able to keep it lit how a normal blunt/joint would stay lit.

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Throw them on top of some flower

The greasy texture of Moon Rocks makes them a little hard to light or keep a cherry, but if you throw them on top of some flower, you’ll be good to go. You’ll be also be doubly high, but honestly, at this point, you can’t even be concerned about what level of  highness you’ll end up at. (The answer is the top.) If you break up some Moon Rocks and sprinkle them on top of ground bud, you can roll up a blunt/joint and make it work for you.


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Finish all of your daily tasks before smoking

We all like to get high and go do things, but the Moon Rocks isn’t a Blue Dream-type feel where you’re going to be high and ready for action, Jackson. If you have a workout to do or some tasks to finish for the day, do so before smoking or else you’ll pass right out, then wake up stressed about all the time you wasted. Don’t make my mistakes. I smoked Moon Rocks thinking I was about to punch out 1,500 words of literary fire, only to find out that my fingers don’t even work once that level of high gets ahold of my soul.

Don’t forget to stay hydrated

You’re going to be so damn dehydrated that you’ll look like Spongebob when Sandy had him in the air dome for the first time ever. The cottonmouth is real. Go ahead and grab a gallon of water and sit it directly next to you while smoking Moon Rocks, because once that high hits, you will not want to move a single muscle to get up and grab of glass of high-quality H2O.


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The same goes for the snacks you plan on ingesting once the high grabs your stomach and makes it do backflips. (I suggest some chocolate-covered almonds. They’re delicious.)

Choose the right environment

If you’re going to hit some Moon Rocks, do so in a comfortable and vibe-encouraging environment where everything around you gives your soul life. You’re going to be on stuck mode and all you’ll want to do is sit and chill within yourself, so go ahead and get your couch game right.

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Dante Jordan is an Associate Subject Matter Expert for Leafly, where he specializes in informational and lifestyle content pertaining to cannabis strains and products. He also manages the Leafly strain database.

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  • Mark Skinner

    The setting around one who is about to smoke some of this beautiful herb is similar to the way I set up for a trip. A nice familiar and comfortable surround, and everything that you and your best friends might need, within arm’s reach.

    • People don’t understand the importance of this until they make a stop at a friends and try such a thing for the first time. You act cool at the table and maybe even discuss how kickass the product is but when you leave that is when reality hits you that every vehicle is following you or going to flip a u-turn and follow you, everyone that sees you know that you are “high”, etc…For real, be comfortable and your plan should be that there is no plan…

  • Silverado

    I’ve seen em around here at either Miller’s Marijuana near Elma or at the Squaxin tribal canna shop Elevation south of Shelton in western Washington state offered for $49 an eighth made by Dose Oil (as I recall). I just checked and they’re not listed (BOTH menu’s are available right here on Leafly). But maybe next time I see them for sale I’ll try one. Or maybe even make some micro buds into moon rocks myself as I have everything I need. Either way THANKS for the explanation of what they are!!

  • Highway 69

    Sounds like a winner!
    (but megazord? nerd’s rope? and spongebob?) Really?

  • Norman Brook

    In around 1972 elephant weed was being sold on the streets. It was Thai buds dipped in honey oil. I took it a step further. I grind my bud then pour my shatter juice into the ground bud then cook it off to make elephant weed. I have been using my elephant roaches to infuse my bud. The effects are exaggerated effects of the ground bud. I do the same with the Chrystal. I make it into elephant hash. My 3 year old elephant hash is as good and fresh as when I first made it. I have been making elephant weed and elephant hash for around 17 years

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  • AlexanderMaunu

    Please, people have been smoking this for decades. Long before rappers and weed stores, people have been making has and hash oil. And, the real version is bud, hash oil, hash, more hash oil, kief.

  • Mike_Scarborough

    I thought we had decided to refer to oil and kief infused flower as “caviar.” That sounds a little more adult than “moon rocks,” which is somewhat important given the challenge the cannabis community has in convincing the haters we are not trying to sell weed to their third graders. Think about it. Seriously, everybody start thinking.

    • Chit4Chat

      LOL, everybody start thinking.

    • Zachary Carr

      Caviar actually sounds less adult. Real adults across all realms of existence are Vegan.

      • Jannette Kingsbury

        Yes it does. But your in fantasy land if you think more adults are vegan then not! And really what does that have to do with anything?

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    • Sekayi Gardoni

      Tryna get yourself caught up bro😂😂

      • Zachary Carr

        Trying to ruin lives like all idiots working for privatised prison systems

  • Robert Louis Ranck II

    I have found that after you rolled it in kief you should put it in a vacuum sealer, squish it, then repeat with the kief. keep doing that till none of your concentrate squishes out. This allows you to apply way more kief (yum) and insures that your concentrate completely penetrates your flower.

  • Harlan Gore

    I just got 2 grams for $60 from my plug, and all I will say is, WOW 👍🏽 I broke off a small piece and smoked with my brother outta my glass blunt. 5-7 tokes and wait for it, then, BOOM 👍🏽🤡😤

    • Nathan Alexzander

      Wow thats really expensive! 30 a gram?!?!?! Im glad it was worth it for you though!

  • Steve

    Here in this legal state we have Bruce Banner #3 moon rocks….shatter/kief/bud…break it up and sprinkle it in a blunt…. it’s the best of all worlds in cannabis.

    • Zachary Carr

      Technically all existence it is legal by true Federal Laws. Sadly we have fake people pretending to be agents and enforcing fake laws for monetary gain like the Biblical Judas Iscariot.

  • Zachary Carr

    Bought some non THC though high CBD moon rocks just to test. Not sure why so many people prefer high CBD over THC but honestly extremely high CBD when smoked does make you feel oddly focused. Though have not tried the stuff I just got in. Definitely more for high THC piney strains personally so far.

  • Wiliam Holden

    Handle your shit fabious you’re making a fool of yourself!

  • David Bledsoe

    Vape moonrocks on a desktop vaporizer like the plenty or extreme Q which is what I use and I swear u will be vaping it for an hour or more with a .2 gram piece. A gram lasted a week doing this once a day between 2 ppl.

  • Stephen Cowan

    I wish I could get this stoned again. I Dont say this to be the “look at me I’m cool” guy. I’m just truly jealous. I dab a gram of Diamonds or very high THC concentrate (Upper 80’s-mid 90’s % THC), always have or use a high quality concentrate pen (I smoke 1/4 of one the gram catridges per day) and smoke about 1-2 grams of 20-25% THC flower just feel “normal”… 🙁 I need a tolerance break but I become very angry and irritable and dont last long enough to be tolerable. Any advice from long time smokers? Thanks!

  • Why do they have to make the add sound so stupid? I’m 70. Been smoking weed since I was 18 . I do remember being young and describing things in 18 yr old language but today we have legal and medicinal Pot for a lot of age groups and frankly I don’t know of anyone over 30 that wants a drug that makes them stupid or comatose so why all the dumb hype?` Aside from kids, is there anyone that thinks not feeling their eyebrows is a selling Point? Being unable to get off the couch for a drink? Passing out and wasting a Hundred Dollar High by using it as a sleep aid?

  • koedo

    Dante, you’re killing me ! That’s some very humorous writing there.

    “I smoked my gram of Moon Rocks at around 5 p.m., and when I woke up the next morning at 7 a.m., I was still on Mars waiting for the train back to Earth.”

  • good evening ,godless sodomites

  • Joe Mammy

    “Well its a wonderful nite for a moon-rock, with all the shatter shinning through crystal kief” – (badada!)
    “And I got a new ice breaker perk now, ready to send me to the land underneath!” – (badada!)
    “And all the shaaaaaaaater is melting, as my kiefer burns up!”
    “But I will haaaaaaaave me another, if I can raise…(boom-boom-boom) my head up! (boom-boom-boom)