What Are Moon Rocks and How Do You Smoke Them?

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Moon Rocks are all the rage on weed Instagram. If you live in a state that doesn’t have legal marijuana, we are here to shed some light on what these golden nuggets of stonedom are exactly.

Moon Rocks started popping up a few years ago on the west coast, although it’s hard to pin down the precise origins. We can attribute that to good ideas spreading quickly.

Essentially, Moon Rocks are the Frankenstein’s monster of cannabis. They are constructed from a nug of a high-quality strain that has been dipped in hash oil and subsequently rolled in kief.

The exact potency of each moon rock depends on the ingredients used, but experts maintain that they fall in the 50% THC range. The prices of moon rocks can also vary, just like the price of any weed, it depends on the strains and quantity.

A tray full of exceptionally chunky moon rocks.

Photograph by Cannabis.net

Smoking moon rocks is an experience that every pot smoker should experience. The flavor spectrum is a truly unique experience. The terpene-laden flavor of the kief shines through exceptionally well. As each layer combusts, you get a flavor profile that evolves and shifts.

Do they get you high? Yeah, just a little. /s

Make sure you are not operating heavy machinery because most likely it’s going to be a while until you’re straight. At 50% THC, moon rocks will get you much higher than smoking normal cannabis.

“Smoking moon rocks is an experience that every pot smoker should experience”

How to Smoke Moon Rocks

Smoking Moon Rocks are relatively straightforward, although you will want to take some care in smoking. Make sure you are in the most chill of vibes.

Don’t attempt to break apart and roll up a moon rock. All the hash oil is a sticky mess. The doober won’t even be able to stay lit in most cases. Smoking a bunch of moon rocks in a joint is possible, but it’s an extremely advanced technique.

You will need to use your finest glass piece for this journey.

Pro-tip: clean your bong out for optimal flavor

Another issue, even in a glass piece, can be keeping moon rocks lit. Once again, the hash oil creates a liquid coating on the rest of the bud. If you add the moon rocks on top of regular flower, this can make it easier to smoke a bowl.

How to Make Your Own Moon Rocks

Making moon rocks is pretty simple, as long as you are able to assemble all the parts. Here is the very simple process of producing moon rocks for yourself:

What You’ll Need:

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


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.

Have you ever smoked moon rocks? Let us know in the comments (if you can still type)!

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