These aren’t your father’s moon rocks. But they are a giant leap for humanity. They are CBD Moon Rocks. Neil Armstrong would be proud.
You have probably heard a lot about CBD and maybe a little about Moon Rocks. It’s time to clear up what all the buzz is about. CBD Moon Rocks can’t be explained without first understanding what CBD is.
The FYI on CBD
CBD is cannabidiol, a chemical compound which is found in the cannabis sativa plant. Yes, where marijuana comes from. And hemp. So, is it legal cannabis? Sort of but not really.
CBD is a legal form of ingesting the benefits the cannabis plant has to offer, as long as it falls below official caps of 0.03% THC, which is the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant that gets you “high”. Moon Rocks are available both ways, depending on what is legal in your region of the world.
CBD is increasingly used as a highly effective – no pun intended – medicine and is administered in a variety of ways, from edibles to tinctures to topicals to yes, smoking it.
How Is CBD Made?
CBD can be extracted from the plant by isolating the chemical compound itself, in most cases resulting in an oil. This is done by separating the flower and plant material of the hemp plant and running it through a complex chemical process. You can even do this at home using high-proof alcohol.
Fly Me To The Moon Rock
CBD Moon Rocks are often referred to as the “caviar” of cannabis. CBD Moon Rocks are highly potent. Why? Because they contain very high, concentrated levels of CBD. And the effect is more immediate than with almost any other form of consumption.
CBD Moon Rocks can contain as high as 50% levels of CBD. This is in contrast to tinctures derived from oils which can range from lows of 5% to highs of 20% – not nearly packing the same whammy.
Many people are now selecting CBD Moon Rocks as their choice to help manage their medical needs, due to moon rocks rapid, almost instantaneous effects.
First Man On The Moon Rock
Moon Rocks are a fairly recent invention. Their discovery is credited to gangsta rapper Kurupt of the Snoop Dogg crew, which seems believable. He is said to have created the first moon rock with his good bud, Dr. Zodiac. Kurupt even has his own brand of moon rocks trademarked.
However, others claim it was invented in Amsterdam many more moons ago. Could be. Seems possible in a place like Amsterdam. Who knows? What matters is that we can enjoy CBD moon rocks today.
Be careful. Since CBD Moon Rocks are just starting to emerge into the limelight, some myths and false rumors are getting spread about CBD Moon Rocks.
People will often mistakenly say “moon rock weed”, leading to the misconception that “moon rock” is a special cannabis strain bred for its potency. It is not. Moon Rocks are a combination of three cannabis-derived substances, which we will get to in a moment.
Moon Rocks are also for some strange reason, maybe due to some ancient slang nobody uses, confused with MDMA or the drug ecstasy, maybe because the term “moon rocks” create a word association with a rolling high. In any case, obviously, they are two very different things.
How To Make A Moon Rock
How are CBD rocks made? What are they made of? So many questions! Answers on the way.
CBD Rocks are made of three key ingredients that provide their power and potency.
Flower derived from the cannabis plant, oil derived from CBD, and kief powder, which also derives from the flowers. It’s like being a Native American and using all the parts of the buffalo!
Just as there are 3 key ingredients, there are three steps to the recipe. This magic combination unlocks the secret of CBD Moon Rockin’. Each step requires individual attention.
First, choosing your flower. You can use marijuana flowers with active THC, or THC-free hemp flowers if you do not want the psychoactive effects or you are using it for medical purposes only. But make sure it is premium hemp sourced from the best providers. A little research will easily point you in the right direction.
Once you have selected that flower, choose a bud and stab it with a skewer to prep it for easy execution of step two in the process. You can also use common household tweezers for this step.
Because next, you’re going to want to dip that flower in some sticky CBD oil. You will learn why in a moment. You can purchase the CBD oil or make your own at home. Heating it up helps coat the flower thoroughly. It’s best to use a dense nug from your selected flower for an easy coating.
You don’t have to necessarily dip it. You can use an eye-dropper or even a small brush, or both tools in tandem, to apply the oil and spread the coat around.
Finally, now that your ball, or rock if you will, is all hot and sticky, roll it in your kief powder. Kief is a coarse powder that comes from dried resin glands, also known as trichomes, on the cannabis plant leaves. You can collect kief by grinding up your flower in a three-piece grinder which will catch the powder at the bottom. This powdery residue is teeming with terpenes and cannabinoids.
One expert way to ensure a thorough kief roll is to roll it on a napkin bed of kief or even better put it in a plastic bag and shake, shake, shake!
And voila, you have a ready to smoke moon rock at your sticky fingertips!
Over The Moon
Some of the positive effects will have you feeling over the moon with relief!
The effects are stronger because you have three different concentrations of the active chemical compounds all rolled into one big ball.
Since CBD Moon Rocks are generally smoked, the active elements are absorbed into the bloodstream via the lungs. Thus, the effects hit the system much faster than edibles, which can take up to an hour to be distributed.
CBD Moon Rocks are not like marijuana moon rocks or cannabis moon rocks, which are mostly consumed for recreational purposes and when your schedule is clear. CBD Moon Rocks contain less than the US federal limit of .003% THC and are mostly used for medical purposes, since relief is nearly instant.
How To Get Your Moon Rockin’
Before discussing how CBD moon rocks are consumed, a couple pro tips:
Let your moon rock dry out a bit before you prepare it for consumption. It will still be warm and very sticky. You can simply leave it on a plate and it could be ready in just a few hours!
If you don’t have a grinder handy for the flower, lay out a napkin and grind it by hand.
CBD Moon Rocks are very versatile. They function much like any other nug. You can break it up and sprinkle it in a joint – although it will need to be well-cured like a smoked ham for that to work. That’s why glassware such as a pipe or bong is recommended.
Because of the stickiness, sometimes rocks have a hard time staying lit. Put it on top of some flower to give it a push in the right direction.
Another option is to vape it. You can also cook with it, in much the same fashion you would prepare any other home baked edible. But that kind of defeats the purpose of delivering rapid effects.
If you want to break up the moon rock rather than just stuffing it in a bong or pipe, use scissors or your fingers because putting it in a grinder will eliminate the stickiness and send you right back to square one.
CBD Moon Rock Effects
CBD Moon Rocks offer many of the same positive effects as any other form of CBD delivery, but relief comes much quicker.
There are many medical conditions CBD Moon Rocks can help treat, manage or relieve, without the psychoactive effects that get you high. The philosophy of CBD is not about getting high, it is all about wellness and relaxation.
The medical conditions CBD can relieve include but are not limited to: insomnia, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and seizures.
Besides treating and relieving medical conditions, CBD offers daily medicinal benefits like aiding with better sleep, bone growth and regulating blood sugar levels.
Any condition you might treat with CBD can be treated with a CBD moon rock. This Includes but is not limited to: panic attacks, inflammation and severe pain. CBD Moon Rocks deliver relief much quicker than capsules, for example.
What To Watch Out For
There are some side effects associated with the use of CBD Moon Rocks. However, the likelihood of experiencing these side effects is much lower with CBD than if you are consuming a THC Moon Rock.
Some of these side effects can include dizziness, dry mouth and extreme hunger, or what your best buds might call the munchies.
The Rocky Road of Risks
Not to be a Betty Buzzkill but yes, there are some risks to consuming CBD rocks, especially for the first time. It would be irresponsible not to address them because everybody’s system is unique and may respond differently to the whammy of a CBD Rock.
Proceed with caution and do not hesitate to consult an expert, be it a doctor or your local budtender, if you are lucky enough to live in a legal region.
The risks can be both mental and physical. They include but are not limited to: increased heart rate, anxiety, paranoia, sleepiness, headaches, impaired memory dry, red eyes cough or other respiratory issues.
Important to keep in mind, they will only be temporary and will fade.
Mitigating The Moon Rock
Don’t turn away from the benefits of CBD just yet. There are some precautions you can take to ensure these effects are kept at bay.
Have a bite to eat first. A full stomach can prevent side effects like nausea and dizziness.
Drink a lot of water. Or your preferred beverage. The important thing is to stay hydrated. El aqua es vida, as they say.
Your environment is key too. Be sure to stay in a chill spot where you can safely evaluate and respond to the effects.
Finally, and this is especially true if you’re a newbie, be patient and go at your own pace. Take time between each inhale, allowing the effects to sink in before it is too late and you’ve gone too far! In this way, CBD rocks are like edibles, one bite at a time.
Where To Buy CBD Moon Rocks
The final verdict is that moon rocks have their pros and cons. Mostly pros. Pain relief, wellness, speed and potency are the pros. Cons include that they can be a little messy.
It also can be a complex task to provide your own ingredients, like growing your own bud, extracting your own oil, and generating your kief – although the kief is the easiest and funnest part.
Even going out and buying all the ingredients can be time-consuming. You might just want to purchase a cbd moon rock made with quality ingredients and assembled by an expert.
As previously mentioned, it is important to have high-grade quality hemp for your starter nug. This is where Industrial Hemp Farms comes in. Industrial Hemp Farms owns and operates facilities in Colorado and Oregon and as one of the world’s largest distributors offer options from indoor to outdoor strains to ensure a high-quality flower for your base.
Another option for fully assembled ready to rock moon rock is Plain Jane, which uses THC-free CBD extract and kief from premium hemp flower to give you a top shelf CBD experience.
Now are you ready for your walk on the moon?
Zach is the founder of HempCBDExchange.com. Amateur writer. Social media ninja. Travelaholic. Passionate about all things cannabis & hemp.