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Cannabis Moon Rocks: Can They Be Medicinal?

June 15, 2022 08:00 am ET
Cannabis Moon Rocks: Can They Be Medicinal?

Some folks absolutely love moon rocks and others want nothing to do with them. I’m not talking about rocks from our moon—I’m talking about cannabis moon rocks. These mega-balls of THC have started trending in recent years, but many members of the cannabis community still don’t know what they are or what they’re designed for. Allow me to explain.

What Are Moon Rocks?

A cannabis moon rock is made by dipping a bud of cured cannabis flower in cannabis concentrate, usually distillate. Once the bud is sufficiently saturated in concentrate, it is then rolled in kief. The finished product is what is called a moon rock, and they’ll typically cost upwards of $25 a gram. The most efficient way to smoke moon rocks is to break off a small piece and mix it with regular flower in a bowl or joint (it’s generally not advised to smoke moon rocks alone due to their potency).

Considering that moon rocks are made with three different cannabis products (flower, oil concentrate, and kief), there’s a huge range in quality when it comes to these highly potent nugs. As a medical patient, I have personally only had subpar experiences with moon rocks and typically find them too difficult to work with. The moon rocks I’ve tried were dry and tasteless, yet I know many other users who live for moon rocks. If quality is a big factor for you when purchasing cannabis, make sure to get your moon rocks from a legal and trusted company (or make them yourself—more on that below).

Should Medical Patients Try Moon Rocks?

The most important thing to know about moon rocks is that they are extremely strong. The flower used is usually 15-25% THC. That flower is then dipped in a concentrate that can have a THC content of up to 90% and rolled in kief, a fine trichome powder that also has a very high potency. With all of this, a moon rock will typically have a potency of 50-80% THC.

For the average cannabis consumer, moon rocks will produce a very powerful high. Even daily users with high tolerances will feel a major lift in their high when smoking moon rocks. For this reason, moon rocks are generally considered a recreational product. I personally view them as more of a fun novelty in the world of cannabis—something everyone should try once for an out-of-this-world experience rather than a product used on a daily basis.

Don’t get me wrong, though. The strong high offered by moon rocks might be just what some medical patients need, particularly if the patient is battling severe pain or appetite loss. Some moon rocks are made strain-specific, which can be beneficial for medical consumers who are interested in the unique qualities offered by a particular strain. The biggest downside to moon rocks, however, is that it’s very difficult to control the amount of THC you’re intaking when smoking them. For most medical patients who need a specific ratio of cannabinoids and terpenes to treat their condition(s), this is a bit of a deal-breaker.

DIY Moon Rocks

If you really want to get your hands on some quality moon rocks, make them yourself. You can collect kief in the bottom of your grinder or purchase it from legal cannabis dispensaries. Distillate is a great option for making moon rocks, as it comes in a syringe and is easy to coat your favorite nug with. Next, pick out your bud, and you’re ready to make a moon rock.

Take your distillate syringe and start to squeeze it out over your bud. You will probably end up using at least half of it, but don’t be afraid to use the whole thing. Use a dab tool to help spread your distillate over your bud if necessary. Next, be sure to have your kief in a container nearby to drop your sticky nug in. Roll that nug around in the kief until it is completely plastered with those beautiful little trichomes. Pull your bud out and gently knock it off on a plate. Sometimes this can be done by dropping it once or twice to remove any excess trichomes.

‘Furry’ Joints: An Alternative to Moon Rocks

On a personal note, I like the combination of products used to make moon rocks—just not in the form of moon rocks. Instead of moon rocks, I like to combine concentrate with ground-up buds (7 grams of concentrates to 1 ounce of flower). Simply mix the concentrate into the flower by hand and then use that mixture to roll your joints. Once you have a joint, take distillate and slather it on half of your joint, covering that half completely. Roll that in kief. I like to call these “furry” joints.

The Final Verdict

Moon rocks are fun, unique cannabis products that create a very strong high and are ideal for occasional, recreational cannabis experiences. While they can be used medicinally, the lack of consistency in quality and cannabinoid content deters most patients from working them into their wellness plan. Just like any other cannabis product, moon rocks can be high- or low-quality, so it’s important to get them from a trusted source if you don’t make them yourself.

Whether you’re interested in trying moon rocks recreationally or medicinally, proceed with caution. The high THC content of moon rocks can lead to serious problems for new or occasional cannabis consumers. Still wondering if moon rocks are for you? Book a personalized consultation with a cannabis coach to get all of your questions answered.

Note: The content on this page is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional medical advice. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe treatment based on the information provided. Always consult a physician before making any decision on the treatment of a medical condition.

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Steven Mathews says:

June 15, 2022 at 8:56 am

A great novelty momentarily. This isn’t going to be a popular choice shortly. However you consume, you’ll soon decide that smoking a bud is the purest form of indulgence.

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