If you stay up on cannabis culture, you may have heard of Moon Rocks. Or maybe you’ve just heard whispers of them on the internet. And before you ask, no, they’re not from space. They may make you feel like you’re in space when you use them, but Moon Rocks are very much a product of Earth. This hot marijuana product is the brainchild of Tha Dogg Pound rapper and former Death Row Records executive Kurupt, and with THC levels exceeding 60 percent, it’ll get you glued-to-the-couch high. So what are Moon Rocks?
Produced in collaboration with Dr. Zodiak, Moon Rocks represent a new take on an age-old smoker’s habit: combining buds and hash. It’s a simple concept, but the unique branding of Moon Rocks comes from the execution and presentation.
Moon Rocks start life as premium cannabis flowers, usually Girl Scout Cookies. Then they get covered in sticky, icky hash oil before they’re covered in kief — sifted resin glands from marijuana flowers that are super-high in THC. The final product looks like a brownish-tan pebble, hence the name. They’re like fine chocolate truffles, except you can smoke them.
Moon Rocks have been blowing up among weed-loving rappers like Wiz Khalifa and Ghostface Killah. The latter has even lent his name to a variety of Moon Rocks that start off with classic Sour Diesel flowers as a base. Even Snoop Dogg, a famous ganja lover, says Moon Rocks are a little too strong for him to smoke straight-up.
“Moon Rock is too much, dog,” Snoop told Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club. “You don’t wanna start there. It’s too much for me.” There you have it: Moon Rocks are too strong, even for the most seasoned stoner, so be careful and start small. You can always smoke more, but you can’t un-smoke what you’ve already smoked.
Dr. Zodiak and Kurupt boast that their hash oil, a style known as rosin, is free of any solvents that may be present in butane hash oil (BHO). Instead of extracting THC with butane, like in BHO, rosin is produced by applying heat and pressure to plant matter to produce a super-potent, translucent, gooey, sap-like hash oil that connoisseurs say provides more flavor than other extraction methods. This is due to the fact that it retains more flavor-giving terpenes. Their kief is pretty much the same stuff that you’d collect at the bottom of your grinder or sifter box, but holy crap there’s a lot of it.
Since there’s so much hash and kief on them, if you want to smoke Moon Rocks, you should definitely not put them in a grinder. This will crumble away all that lovely hash and kief that makes Moon Rocks what they are. Carefully break them up with your hands or cut them up with scissors before smoking them in a pipe or mixing them into a joint or spliff.
If you want to buy Moon Rocks to try them out yourself, your best bet is your local legal dispensary, since Dr. Zodiak only wholesales. Be prepared to shell out $25-30 for a gram, but don’t worry: A little bit of Moon Rocks go a long way.Photos via Wikimedia / Mjpression