Take a step back! Cannabis Moon Rocks are not for everyone. The Moon Rocks adventure presents many risks. However, you must know the ingredients and side effects, and you might manage these risks if you know how to smoke Moon Rocks.
What are Moon Rocks?
Cannabis Moon Rocks start with a high THC cannabis nug, often the Girl Scout Cookies strain. Then, you or the manufacturer dips the nug into liquid cannabis concentrate or hash oil. Finally, you roll the treated nug in Kief.
This process creates a Moon Rock with at least three layers of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. A Moon Rock may test at 50% THC depending on a combination of:
The cannabis nug's potency,
The strength of the cannabis extract used, and
The genetics of the Kief.
The Moon Rocks potency will take you places that many people, including first-time users, cannot handle.
You can expect to pay more for Moon Rocks because of the multiple ingredients and the production costs. However, you do not want to buy Moon Rocks on the street when cannabis dispensaries can sell legally labeled products. Therefore, you must know what your Moon Rocks contain.
What are the risks?
Moon Rocks triggers a significant physical and psychological response 30 minutes into the smoking. With the THC reaching a 50% level, the trip may last for hours or well into the next day.
Moon Rocks produce the usual cannabis side effects:
A dry cough,
Phlegm flooded bronchia, and
Dry red eyes.
However, Moon Rocks are more likely than unaltered cannabis to:
Irritate the lungs,
Increase the heart rate, and
Weaken the immune system.
Consumers with respiratory conditions, high blood pressure, and diminished autoimmune systems must avoid the first-hand and second-hand smoke produced by Moon Rocks. Likewise, women who are or may be pregnant must stay away from Moon Rocks.
With more or less 30% more THC than the average cannabis strain, Moon Rocks will present an extreme psychoactive experience. Users report total physical and spatial disorientation. In addition, the Moon Rocks push the envelope on cerebral control.
Consumers call Moon Rocks "cannabis caviar" and "uber Frankenstein." On the one hand, the extreme THC potency may help you forget chronic pain, and the higher CBD presence may help reduce anxiety and inflammatory pain. But, on the other hand, the potency may take you to the moon with no way back.
How to smoke Moon Rocks
The cannabis culture has known Moon Rocks for some time. However, it has always remained at the edge of that world. It has gained favor in recent years, and with cannabis legalized in most states, Moon Rocks come ready to use.
It would be best to handle Moon Rocks with care not to lose the Kief coating the flower. You will need scissors to break up a Moon Rock into pieces small enough to pack into the bowl of a glass pipe or water pipe. You pack the product lightly, so the airflow is smooth and slow.
It would help if you did not grind the Moon Rocks. Grinding will destroy the quality and effect. Because Moon Rocks are sticky, they do not tolerate much handling. But that stickiness keeps you from using Moon Rocks in rolling papers or standard pipes. You must opt for glass instruments.
Moon Rocks have a dense texture. The texture makes smoking more difficult than usual. For example, it requires you to hold the light longer than you would with a dry flower in your bowl. Moreover, you should use hemp wick to maintain the burn, so you do not email a lighter's butane.
To reduce the risks associated with Moon Rocks, you should prepare for the event.
Do not use Moon Rocks alone. Smoking Moon Rocks must include a clear-headed clean-and-sober associate because you may need help getting back from the edge, but you will not be able to drive.
Do not consume an entire Moon Rock at one time. The potency presents real threats. One bowl should give you what you want. However, if you pass the product around, that will divide the experience, reducing the effects of macro-dosing in a short time.
Serve water and snacks. Moon Rocks produce a severe case of the munchies and dehydration. It makes sense to have healthy food and drink choices available.
Break Moon Rocks into pieces you can add to the leaf in a joint, blunt, or spliff. A small pipe works better than a large one because the small pipe ensures you only use as much as needed. However, a glass pipe simplifies the process and optimizes the experience.
Use Moon Rocks in the later afternoon or early evening because the potency will last into the following day. You do not want to use Moon Rocks in the morning, afternoon, or anytime you have real work to do.
Moon Rocks should give you some pause. With 50% THC, they can hurt more than help. Yes, the macro dosing may benefit patients with pain and anxiety that fails to resolve with less extreme therapy. However, that same dosing can cause high risk psychoactivity with confused sense perception, distorted spatial coordination, and muscular dysfunction.
More concerning than these signs of inebriation, Moon Rocks can push towards hallucination and paranoia. Even experienced cannabis users must ease their way up to the Moon Rocks' potency. You would really have to ask yourself if Moon Rocks are something you must try.