Cannabis flower nuggets are dipped in cannabis concentrates and rolled in kief. Moon rocks are usually rich in THC, averaging more than 50%, and prized for their power rather than taste. Moon rocks are sometimes called “cannabis caviar,” although the term is technically only applicable to buds drenched in concentrates but without the additional layer of kief.

Not only do moon rocks resemble things from the lunar surface, but they’re also called for the out-of-this-world high you’ll experience after smoking the mix of marijuana dipped in concentrated weed and rolled in even more concentrated weed.

The terms moon rocks and cannabis caviar are sometimes used interchangeably by marijuana users, although they originally referred to two distinct items. Cannabis caviar may be any variety of nugget covered in cannabis oil, or it might simply refer to moon rocks. So, if you’re shopping for moon rocks at a dispensary and the budtender informs you about caviar, double-check that you’re getting kief-covered moon rocks instead.

Moon rocks are a relatively new cannabis product, but they’ve already attracted a large following. THC-free hemp strains high in CBD are available now. Cannabis companies continue to develop their own moon rock iterations using different cultivars and concentrations. Some pre-rolls on the market, for example, sprinkle concentrate over the finished pre-roll and wrap it in kief to give you the same experience as moon rocks. These items allow you to smoke moon rocks without having to worry about making a mess.

A brief history of moon rocks

The connection between cannabis culture and hip-hop has long nurtured strange, unusual phenomena. They’re the result of a collaboration between Kurupt (Ricardo E. Brown), a former Death Row Records vice president turned marijuana entrepreneur, and music artist Dr. Zodiak (Daniel Laughlin).

In 2013, Kurupt and Dr. Zodiak met, and they quickly went from working on a mixtape to beginning the first line of branded marijuana moon rocks. Since the debut of Kurupt and Dr. Zodiak’s Moonrocks, other businesses and dispensaries have broken through the stratosphere and introduced their own lunar products. Many moon rocks were originally produced using GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies) cultivar, but many strains are now used, including hemp ones.

Just how potent are moon rocks?

Moon rocks are high in THC, and many of them contain more than 50% THC. Because these cannabis products include both flower and two concentrates, the majority of moon rocks have a THC percentage greater than 50%. The potency of each product varies considerably depending on the strain, type, and quantity of the components used. To add to this, moon rocks are frequently coated with numerous layers of concentrate, making them quite powerful. Because to its high strength, don’t offer a bowl full of moon rock to a first-time smoker. CBD moon rocks will all have an equal amount of CBD.

How much can I expect to pay for moon rocks?

Moon rocks, on the other hand, are often a bit more expensive per gram or eighth (3.5 grams) than your usual, top-tier flower. It is determined by the flower’s quality, concentrate, and kief but all things being equal, expect moon rocks to be more costly than an identical quantity of bud. However keep in mind that it contains three components and is considerably stronger than just the flower.

How to smoke moon rocks

Smoking moon rocks isn’t necessarily complicated, but it does require a little more effort than smoking flower. 


  • Use scissors to break the moon rocks into small pieces
  • Use glass smoking gear as opposed to rolling papers
  • Lightly pack a bowl of moon rocks into a pipe or a water piece to ensure you lose as little kief as possible
  • Use hemp wick to light your moon rocks 


  • Try to roll it up into a moon rock joint or a moon rock blunt
  • Put moon rocks in your grinder 
  • Pack a bowl of moon rock weed too tightly

Moon rocks that have been smoked out of glass are too sticky to roll into a joint. Similarly, grinding moon rocks will clog your grinder and cause most of the moon rock’s kief coating to wash away. Because of its thick texture, it is difficult to hold a flame over your bowl for long enough while smoking hemp wick saves you from breathing in all of that butane.

How to make moon rocks at home

Should you decide to try your hand at making moon rocks at home, you’ll need the following items:

  • A nug of flower
  • Extract or concentrate
  • Kief, either store-bought or from your grinder
  • Tongs or tweezers to separate sticky ingredients
  • A liquid dropper (optional)

Once you have all the necessary tools and ingredients, follow these steps:

  1. Apply extract to the whole nug. You may be able to roll your nug in the cannabis oil depending on its consistency. Some extracts may need to be heated to reach a consistency that will better adhere to the flower. If the extract is liquid enough, you may be able to use a dropper to place it on and within the nug.
  2. Let the first layer permeate through the nug the repeat step one. Some canna-crafters inject warm oil into the center of the buds as well.
  3. Once the extract is layered and set, roll the extract-covered flower in kief. Use tweezers if necessary. The kief should stick to the oil-covered nug easily.
  4. Set aside the kief- and concentrate-covered nug to dry in a cool place, away from direct light or sunlight.
  5. Enjoy your homemade moon rocks using the dos and don’ts listed above. 

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