Moon Rocks: What Are They, How Are They Made, and How Do I Smoke Them?

September 06, 2023

It seems like with every new day, there’s a new product on the market that’s making waves. While moon rocks aren’t entirely new, they are growing in popularity. In this cannabis glossary entry, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about this unique combination of flower, concentrate, and kief. 

What are Moon Rocks?

Moon rocks are a product offered at dispensaries in which a cannabis bud has been dipped or drizzled with cannabis oil and then rolled in kief. This combination of marijuana concentrates and flower creates a potent mixture, with many moon rocks exceeding 50% in THC levels. In fact, it’s the combination of potency and appearance that gave these unique nugs their name. 

One of the many things we love about moon rocks is that they’re versatile. You can purchase them pre-made from your favorite dispensary, or you can purchase the supplies you need to make them yourself at home. This allows you to customize both the strain (traditionally, the strain used is Girl Scout Cookies) and concentrate you use to create your own unique form of moon rocks. 

DIY Moon Rocks in 5 Steps

Moon rocks are as varied as the canna-connoisseurs making them, but everyone needs a starting point. We like to follow these five easy steps to make a batch of moon rocks.

Step 1: Gather ingredients

There are a few things you’re going to need: 

  • Flower
  • Liquid concentrate
  • Kief 
  • Tweezers
  • Dropper 

Once you have your supplies and a good place to make your moon rocks (we recommend a dab mat), it’s time to talk flower. 

Step 2: Select your flower

Moon rocks are typically made with a strain of flower called Girl Scout Cookies, but there’s no rule that says you have to stick to that strain. We recommend starting your first batch of moon rocks with a strain you really enjoy–that way you know roughly what to expect from the strain, and it’ll be easier to decide if moon rocks are right for you. 

Step 3: Coat in Concentrate

Similar to choosing the cannabis flower, you can pick your favorite concentrate. The big thing you want to make sure of is that your concentrate is more liquid than solid. This will make it easier to cover the bud without a big gloopy mess that likely won’t burn well. 

Once you’ve got your concentrate, use the dropper to start adding it to the flower bud. You’re going to want to use a little at a time to make sure the flower is fully coated without making it goopy or soggy. 

Step 4: Roll in Kief

Grab your tweezers and hold your concentrate-coated bud. Now, carefully roll the bud in kief. Make sure to roll gently because those dried trichomes are delicate, and you don’t want to destroy them before you can enjoy them. 

Step 5: Let Dry

Once you’ve got your bud coated in kief, you have to let it dry. Depending on how much concentrate you use, this can go quickly or take a while, but ultimately, you want to be able to pick up the bud without it feeling wet. When you can see it’s dry, it’s time to enjoy it.

How Do I Smoke Moon Rocks?

First thing first: Drink some water and eat some food before you start a moon rock sesh. These nugs are potent, and you want to make sure your body is ready for it. You should also probably keep some snacks and water on hand while you enjoy the experience too.

Once you’re hydrated and nourished, break your moon rock up with your fingers. You really don’t want to put this sticky cannabis hybrid in your grinder because it will create a mess. Rather, use tweezers or your fingers for easier cleanup. 

Now, you have two choices; you can put the moon rock into the bowl of your favorite pipe alone or you can put a little ground flower in first. The benefit of using ground flower is that it will help keep your moon rock lit without having to use a hemp wick. We recommend adding the ground flower, especially if you’re a beginner trying to get used to a new product. 

It is possible to add some moon rocks, along with ground flower, to a joint or blunt, too, but that can be a messy experience, so it might be best to use your glassware. Once you start your session, plan to be out of commission for a little while as your body takes in this high-potency product.

Moon Rocks vs Flower: What’s the Difference?

The biggest difference between moon rocks and flower is that you can’t have moon rocks without flower. Flower, or the dried bud of the marijuana plant, is the base for moon rocks. It’s coated in concentrate, and then it’s rolled in kief. 

Moon Rocks vs Caviar: What’s the Difference?

Many cannabis enthusiasts use the term moon rocks and caviar interchangeably, but there is a distinction: Moon rocks are flower that’s coated in concentrate and then rolled in kief. Caviar is flower that’s coated in concentrate. If you’re ever in a dispensary, chatting your budtender up about a product, make sure you ask whether they mean moon rocks (coated in kief) or caviar (not coated in kief) before you make your purchase. That way you don’t go home with something you weren’t planning to enjoy. 

Moon Rocks vs Infused Pre-Rolls: What’s the Difference?

Moon rocks and infused pre-rolls aren’t all that different—especially if your infused pre-roll is made with moon rocks. Moon rocks are bud, coated in cannabis oil, and rolled in kief. They can then be broken up and added to a bowl or, if you’re skilled, a joint. Infused pre-rolls are joints you can purchase already made. They are called infused pre-rolls because unlike a normal joint, which has only cannabis in it, they have cannabis plus a concentrate of some kind. Infused pre-rolls can be made with wax, shatter, moon rocks, or other concentrates. 

How Potent Are Moon Rocks?

Whenever concentrates are involved, you can expect a higher potency product, and moon rocks are no exception. While the THC levels depend on the type of strain rolled in concentrate and kief, you’re almost always guaranteed to have at least 50% THC. 

Answering FAQs About Moon Rocks

For cannabis enthusiasts who love the combination of flower and concentrate, moon rocks can be a great addition to your next dispensary purchase. Here are a few things worth knowing before you go:

Where can I purchase moon rocks?
If you’re looking to purchase moon rocks, rather than make them yourself, just head to your state-licensed dispensary. They’ll be able to show you the moon rocks they have in stock, as well as other infused products that are available. 

Are moon rocks legal?
Yes—as long as you’re in a state that has legalized medical marijuana or both medical and recreational marijuana. You should check the laws in your area of the country to be sure you’re allowed to enjoy them at home. 

How can I keep my moon rocks lit?
Given the fact that moon rocks are coated in concentrate and kief, it can be hard to keep them lit. You have two options if you run into this problem: You can use regular ground flower to create a base for your moon rock, so the ground flower keeps the moon rock burning, or you can use a hemp wick which will put a flame to the moon rock without the inconvenience of holding a butane torch the whole time. Plus, butane torches can change the scent and flavor of your marijuana, but hemp wicks don’t. 

What is in moon rocks?
Moonrocks are made of flower, concentrate, and kief. The dried flower is coated in a liquid concentrate and rolled in kief. 

Purchasing Marijuana Moon Rocks

When it comes to moon rocks, you have two options: You can purchase them pre-made, or you can purchase the supplies and make them yourself. The good news is that all the product you need is available at your local dispensary. Stop in, talk to your budtender, and get your hands on this flower-meets-concentrate combo. 

Please consume responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.  State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.

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