What are Moonrocks? What They Are and How to Smoke Them

We think cannabis people can be pretty creative, which is why there are so many different kinds of cannabis products out there. Moonrocks are a great example of this, being a unique cannabis product that is widely available at dispensaries.

But if you aren’t familiar with moonrocks, no worries! In this post, we’ll explain what moonrocks are, how they are made, how to smoke them, and our tips for trying them for the first time.

What Are Moonrocks?

Moonrocks are cannabis flower, but with a pretty cool twist. Most moonrocks are a cannabis bud or nug that is dipped or sprayed in cannabis concentrate or hash oil. The sticky buds are then rolled in kief, which are the concentrated trichomes found on cannabis buds. The result is cannabis buds with a much higher potency that’s literally out of this world (hence the name).

This combination creates an ultra-potent version of the flower we all know and love. Depending on the concentrate, flower, and kief used, moonrocks tend to be around 50% THC. This is double the typical percentage of flower, about 15-25%.

How are Moonrocks Made?

Moonrocks are a work of art, and their creation process has been perfected by a lot of cultivators and distributors out there. It typically involves a 5-step process.

Step 1: Select a High-Quality Cultivar

The best moonrocks start with quality buds from a good cultivar. Whether these buds will be the base of the moonrocks, supply the kief, or be turned into the concentrate they are dipped in, a good cultivar is essential. Most moonrocks are made from the same cultivar between their 3 ingredients, but some contain different cultivars to mix their effects. Overall, though, better quality cannabis equals better moonrocks.

Step 2: Create the Concentrate

Whether it’s hash oil, distillate, or another kind of concentrate, this part is necessary as it serves as the binding agent between the buds and the kief. It also adds an extra punch of potency to the rocks. Some concentrate consistencies also work better than others, especially depending on whether the buds are dipped in the concentrate or sprayed in it.

Step 3: Gather Kief

Kief is the sticky trichomes that coat cannabis flower (we wrote a whole blog about what it is and how to use it here!). There are a lot of methods for collecting kief, and the method can vary by the cultivator or processor making the moonrocks. Either way, gathering a lot of high-quality kief is important to ensure the buds will be fully covered and perfectly potent in the end.

Step 4: Combine the Ingredients

Once all of the pieces are ready to go, the buds are dipped into or spray-coated with the concentrate of choice. This makes them sticky and ready to be rolled in kief. Once rolled and completely covered with kief, the moonrocks have been created!

Step 5: Dry

For any smokeable, flower-based product, proper moisture is essential. The moonrocks must be dried for at least a few hours to ensure they are dry enough to be smoked. This keeps them from being soggy and helps them last once they are packaged and prepared for sale in a dispensary.

How to Smoke Moonrocks

For smoking moonrocks, you actually have a couple of options. The biggest thing: Don’t put your moonrocks in a grinder! Grinding them up will tear them up and possibly cause a mess in your grinder. Trust us – don’t do it! 

If you need to get your them into smaller pieces, you can use scissors to cut them up. Here are a few ways you can smoke moonrocks.

Use Glass

Glassware like bongs or pipes is great for smoking them. Moonrocks are very sticky and sometimes greasy, so they’re very difficult to break apart and try to roll into a blunt or joint. It’s possible, but definitely not easy to do.

Instead, put a moonrock or some pieces of one into your bong or pipe and light the bowl. The flame will melt away the waxy outer layer of concentrate. You’ll want to inhale slowly and evenly, too. They tend to smoke a little harsher than regular flower, so be prepared!

For bongs, you can put some ice into the bong along with your water to get a smoother, less harsh hit.

Use Moonrocks on Top of Regular Flower

Because of their consistency, it can be hard to keep them lit while smoking them alone. You can break up your moonrocks and sprinkle them on top of a bowl of normal cannabis flower. This can help them stay lit and burn more evenly than is smoked alone.

Keep in mind, though, that this will make your moonrocks more potent than they already are. If you’re already smoking moonrocks, you’re likely looking for a more potent experience already. Just be prepared for a more lifted experience!

In a Joint or Blunt

As we said earlier, rolling moonrocks into a joint or blunt is pretty difficult, but it’s not impossible. If you’re able to get them broken apart and small enough to roll, you’ve only completed half the battle!

The next challenge is to roll a joint or blunt with moonrocks that will smoke evenly. Adding a decent amount of traditional flower will help whatever you’re rolling burn more consistently.

First-Timer? Our Advice for Using Moonrocks

Moonrocks are incredibly potent, and they’re definitely not the best option for most beginners. If you’re a seasoned cannabis enjoyer and feel ready to try moonrocks, here are our biggest tips for you!

  1. Prepare Your Environment: Before you get ready to enjoy, set the scene and get prepared! For your first experience, set aside a time you know you won’t have anything to do and make sure you’re in a comfortable space.
  2. Go Slow: When trying any cannabis product for the first time, it’s important to start with low doses and take your time. Start with just a few hits and give yourself time to gauge how you feel. Better to go back for more than to overdo it!
  3. Keep Track: Take note of how different cultivars, doses, and settings make you feel. This tip may seem silly, but keeping track of your experiences with different products and variables can help you figure out what your perfect cannabis routine looks like!


If you’re experienced with cannabis and looking for something potent and unique, you might enjoy trying moonrocks. These concentrate and kief-covered buds are popular for their awesome potency and cool appearance. If you’re looking to try them for the first time, be sure to take it slow, and don’t overdo it!

We hope this post helped you learn more about moonrocks. If you have any questions, let us know on our contact page! You can also learn more about us and our products at Dreamz Dispensary by reading our other blog posts. Find a location near you, or shop our selection online.