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Moon Rocks: Magic and Mythology

What are moon rocks? Here, we dispel some myths and shed some light on the magical concentrates that are moon rocks.

Jason SanderJason Sander · Jun. 9, 2021 · 3 min read
Moon Rocks: Magic and Mythology

The expansion of adult-use legalization and state medical programs has led to an increase in demand for innovative cannabis concentrates. Here, we discuss what moon rocks are, their origin story, and touch on similar products.

Although moon rocks aren’t exactly a new product, these amazing cannabis concentrates have seen a recent surge in popularity thanks to changes in policy reform. Moon rocks are sometimes used interchangeably with caviar, but the two products are actually different. The term caviar means buds that are coated with oil, and there is a bit more to moon rocks than that.

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to check out our guide on concentrates 101 before diving into this content on the magic of moon rocks. Without further ado, let’s dive into the meat and potatoes of these legendary concentrates.

What Are Moon Rocks?

Moon rocks combine three cannabis materials that are very high in THC content. Starting with the buds of high-THC cultivars like GSC, Bruce Banner, or Gorilla Glue, the flowers are then dipped in waxy concentrates or hash oil. Lastly, the oil or wax-dipped buds are sprinkled with a delightful outer layer of kief - which is the gathered trichomes you find on the bottom of your grinder.

Although they aren’t as popular as they were about five years ago, moon rocks are still very sought-after due to their high potency. In fact, there have been many articles written on how to make your own moon rocks at home. Typically, the highest THC content you’ll find in cannabis flower on dispensary shelves can reach up to 30%. But with moon rocks, this legendary concentrate sometimes reaches up to 50% or more. This high THC content is where moon rocks get their name - thanks to the fact that consumers can be launched into space after ingesting some.

"This legendary concentrate sometimes reaches up to 50% or more. This high THC content is where moon rocks get their name - thanks to the fact that consumers can be launched into space after ingesting some."

Moon Rocks: A Musical Origin Story

As is the case with many things cannabis-related, the popularization of moon rocks is usually thought of as having its start in the hip-hop world. For the case of moon rocks, rapper & cannabis entrepreneur Kurupt, aka Ricardo Brown, is arguably the driving force behind making moon rocks a household name. As a former executive for the influential label Death Row Records, Kurupt has had even more of an influence on hip-hop music than he did on cannabis. Kurupt was instrumental in the music careers of some of the biggest names in the game - like Tupac, Snoop, and Dr. Dre.

Even though moon rocks aren’t hard to make on your own, Kurupt was perhaps the driving force behind how popular they became circa 2014. At that time, almost all West Coast dispensaries carried ‘Kurupt’s Moonrock’, and the high-THC product has now made its way to the East Coast.

Moon Rocks: Myths From Prohibitionists

Even though moon rocks have seen a decline in popularity in the last 2-3 years, the product’s exceptionally high potency positions it as something that connoisseurs seek. Naturally, those with a prohibitionist mindset certainly have not shied away from parroting talking points that have been debunked countless times - and we’ve tried to do our part to dispel these myths right here.

With a cannabis product as potent as moon rocks, of course, it stands to reason that prohibitionists would propagate myth-laden propaganda about it. Around 2017, these folks mistook moon rocks for synthetic cannabis, the latter of which can be extremely dangerous. Fake and dangerous substances such as spice and K2 are pitiful attempts that companies made to synthesize cannabinoids. The Obama administration made these substances illegal almost 10 years ago, and rightfully so.

Substances like K2 and Spice were widely sold in gas stations and other unchecked stores before becoming illegal circa 2012. This is all the more reason why it’s imperative to shop at, reputable, quality dispensaries that you can trust - one that sells products with lab test results and has solid reviews from other consumers.

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Jason Sander
Jason SanderJason is a versatile writer and marketer with over ten combined years of experience working with clients in various industries. He couples this expertise with six years of writing for the cannabis sector as well as a passion for the business side, and the science behind the plant medicine.




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