What are Moon Rocks and How Do You Smoke Them?

The amount of smokable hemp flower products on the market today may seem overwhelming.

Not only that:

It can also get a little confusing when products that used to be ONLY marijuana, like Moon Rocks, start appearing as hemp-derived products with no psychoactive profile whatsoever.

That said:

Here’s what we know about Moon Rocks: what they are, how they’re made, and how they’re consumed.

What are Moon Rocks?

Moon Rocks have been around for a long time. However, their origin is quite difficult to track and not much is known about how they came to be. Moon Rocks are cannabis flower buds that have been dipped in cannabis oil and then rolled over kief to cover their surface in a frosty coating.

At the Hemmfy CBD Marketplace, we carry a variety of CBD Moon Rocks and Delta 8 Moon Rocks for sale. For instance, the best-selling Delta 8 Moon Rocks by Boston Hempire:

Delta 8 Moon Rocks
by Boston Hempire

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Moon Rocks can be made from any type of cannabis plant; marijuana or hemp are both “Moon Rock friendly”. The idea behind a Moon Rock is to provide a flower bud that is more potent than a regular nug. But to understand why Moon Rocks are more potent, we first need to know what kief and cannabis oil are.

Cannabis oil is obtained from the cannabis flower by submitting the raw, flash frozen, or dried & curated flower through an extraction process. This process can be solvent-based or solvent-less, and there are dozens of different processes to choose from.

As the flower is harvested and the oil extracted, a different flower bud is cured and dried in parallel. This second bud is then dipped in the oil extracted from the first cannabis flower.

In an entirely different process, a third cannabis flower is being ground somewhere. As the flower is ground it leaves behind a very fine powder-like substance that is collected. This ‘powder’ is called kief. 

Kief is the dried trichomes that fall from the surface of the cannabis leaf and contains the bulk of cannabinoids in the flower. In other words, most of the CBD or THC is found in kief.

Now back to the second flower bud.

Once it is dipped in cannabis oil, the bud is taken and rolled around in kief. Kief taken from marijuana is usually high in THC content. Kief taken from hemp is usually high in CBD or other cannabinoids’ content. For example, while the previously mentioned Moon Rock is a Delta 8 THC product, Mile High Cure makes a 7 gram CBD Moon Rock:

Moon Rock Hemp Flower
by Mile High Cure CBD

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Are Moon Rocks Stronger?

Yes, Moon Rocks are more potent by weight than any traditional cannabis flower bud of the same type of flower. The only distinguishing factor to bear in mind would be that if your Moon Rock is made from marijuana, then it is likely psychoactive, but if made from hemp, then its effects can be more diverse.

Regardless of whether or not its effects are psychoactive, Moon Rocks are always stronger than their non-kief-covered counterparts. The intention of a Moon Rock is to provide more content of a specific cannabinoid by unit of dry weight.

This applies not only to the flower bud itself but to the products made from those Moon Rocks. These Mile High Cure CBD Moon Rock Pre-Rolls are a good example of an alternative Moon Rock product:

Moon Rock Hemp Flower Pre-Rolls
by Mile High Cure CBD

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What Do Moon Rocks Look Like?

Moon Rocks look exactly like what their name describes, like a rock that was brought down in Neil Armstrong’s pocket. Picture a normal flower bud covered in a powder of the same or very similar color.

How Do You Smoke Moon Rocks?

It’s not too difficult to learn how to smoke moonrocks. The process is simple and your options are few:

Grind and Roll

Simply taking a Moon Rock flower bud, grinding it, and rolling it into a joint or blunt is always a valid method. However, because the flower is already covered in kief, it is quite possible that some of the kief on the surface stays at the bottom level of your grinder.

Use Glassware

Take your nug and clip it with scissors or fingers and use the pieces to pack the bowl of your bong. The rest is pretty clear, just light and smoke.

Use a Vaporizer

If you don’t want to smoke at all, technology now happens to give us the option of consuming flower via the lungs without having to combust them. Vaporizers heat flower up just enough to vaporize kief but not enough to burn the flower itself.

The Best Moon Rocks for Sale

 At Hemmfy we carry a wide array of smokable hemp flower products for sale which include Moon Rocks. But we don’t stop there. Almost anything you can think of when it comes to hemp-derived products, we have it. And if you’re looking for something with a bit more of a kick to it, then we also carry Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC, THC-O, HHC, and much more.

Hemmfy articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them.

The knowledge around CBD and other cannabis-derived products is growing and constantly changing, as does their legal status. Hence, we recommend checking with your local authorities and a licensed physician prior to consumption.

Simon Cartagena

Simon Cartagena is a full-time cannabis copywriter. This has led him to write for companies like Hemmfy.com where he acts as Senior Content Writer and other world-renowned cannabis publications. Simon has created Content Marketing strategies and articles that have helped company revenues increase by up to 1,000%. Simon’s goal is to help people understand cannabis in an industry where misinformation seems to be predominant.