Everything You Need to Know About Delta 8 Moon Rocks
Delta 8 Moon Rocks
The rising popularity of delta-8 THC has led to developing exciting products designed to deliver delta-9’s cannabinoid cousin in unique and innovative ways. Delta-8 moon rocks are one of those unique delivery methods to bring the traditional experience of smoking flower to delta-8 while also upping the ante as far as potency goes. These hemp flower buds smell and taste just like cannabis, only they are soaked in delta-8 distillate with terpenes and rolled in CBD and CBG kief, giving them the asteroid-like appearance that inspired their name.
If you’re not living in a state where recreational cannabis is legal and you’d like to try a legal alternative to delta-9 THC, delta-8 moon rocks may be just the thing you’re looking for. They offer much of the same euphoria, relaxation, and mental stimulation as delta-9 only without the anxiety, the paranoia, or the potential legal trouble that can come with it.
What Are Delta-8 Moon Rocks?
To understand what delta-8 moon rocks are, you’re going to need to know what delta-8 THC is first. Delta-8 is a cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants highly similar to delta-9 THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Delta-9 gives you that relaxed and happy feeling but can bring about paranoia and anxiety when smoking pot. Delta-8 offers a similar but more mellow high that generally does not cause the same paranoia and anxiety.
What’s the Difference Between Delta-8 and Delta-9?
The most significant difference between delta-8 and delta-9 THC, aside from delta-8 offering a less intense high, is that delta-8 can derive from hemp plants, and therefore it is not illegal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. That means that even if you live in a state in which recreational marijuana is still illegal, you may very well be able to enjoy a similar experience through delta-8 legally.
The Effects of Delta-8 THC
Yes, delta-8 will get you high, but it’s not going to be quite as potent an experience as with delta-9. For some, that’s actually an excellent thing, as certain people don’t pair too well with cannabis and find themselves uncomfortable whenever they try to enjoy it. If you’re that sort of person, you may discover delta-8 to be a far more enjoyable experience. Its effects include euphoria, relaxation, uplifted mood, and even mild pain relief.
Delta-8 Moon Rocks
Because delta-8 is only present in trace amounts in both the cannabis and hemp plants, the only way to produce a usable amount is to create a concentrated distillate that manufacturers most often package in vape cartridges. While this method is an effective one and has become quite popular recently, vaping is not for everyone. Some who try vaping find that they miss the experience of smoking traditional flower. Delta-8 moon rocks are a means of getting that traditional flower experience back while also increasing potency.
Delta-8 moon rocks are hemp flower buds soaked in delta-8 distillate to produce a flower product that has only trace amounts of delta-9 but is rich in delta-8. The buds are then rolled in a CBD and CBG kief to give it an even greater cannabinoid kick and an extraterrestrial appearance.
Delta-8 moon rocks are a far more potent means of enjoying delta-8 THC, and because the distillate is infused with terpenes, the taste is also even more powerful and enjoyable. They take the traditional flower experience and bring them to an entirely different place unique from any other means of enjoying hemp flower, delta-8, CBD, or CBG.
How to Make Delta-8 Moon Rocks
Creating delta-8 moon rocks is something like forming a supergroup, only instead of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, you’ve got delta-8, CBD, CBG, and hemp. This combination draws from all the corners of the legal cannabinoid universe to create something that looks, smells, tastes, and feels otherworldly.
To use another pop culture analogy, making delta-8 moon rocks requires you to be a bit like George Clooney in Ocean’s 11, assembling a team of cannabinoid experts to do a job that none of them could pull off alone. It begins with a foundation of premium hemp flower, the base to which all the other ingredients will be added. You then dip the flower in a delta-8 distillate that has been infused with terpenes to provide it with a next-level flavor profile.
The resulting sticky buds are then rolled around in CBD and CBG kief, making them appear as if they were psychoactive fragments of the moon itself, plucked up by an astronaut, and brought back down to earth for anyone seeking a safe and legal cannabis alternative.
How to Smoke Delta-8 Moon Rocks
Perhaps you’re wondering whether the process of smoking delta-8 moon rocks is any different than smoking traditional flower (it is). Or maybe you’re entirely new to smoking any form of flower at all, and you need some guidance before you start burning and inhaling things. Either way, this quick and easy guide to smoking delta-8 moon rocks should prove helpful to you.
Step 1: Don’t Grind it Up
Moon rocks set themselves apart from traditional flower right off the bat. While you may feel inclined to break out the grinder or pick the bud apart with your fingers, you should avoid doing either as you’re going to lose quite a bit of the kief and even some distillate if you do so. Instead, use a knife or razor to slice the bud up into small pieces.
Step 2: Pack Your Pipe
The sticky nature of delta-8 moon rocks makes them slightly tricky to smoke without getting a clogged-up pipe, which is why it’s best to pack your pipe or bong lightly. Also, note that a medium-sized bowl may be the best way to enjoy your moon rocks as it will help you conserve them by giving you greater control of how much you smoke at a time. Larger bowls can become a bonfire quickly.
Step 3: Light It Up
Delta-8 moon rocks are potent, so you don’t have to go for broke on your first hit. Start low and go slow is the motto. If you think you’re not feeling anything, be sure to give yourself a window of at least 20 minutes before you go ahead and try more.
Step 4: Smoke It
Whenever you’re ready, flick that lighter on, hold it up to your moon rocks, and pull gently through until you feel your lungs filling up with smoke. Inhale, release, repeat. Oh, and expect a large cloud upon exhalation because the distillate can create quite a bit of smoke.
Bonus Tip: Pack it on Top of CBD Flower
The trickiness of getting dense and sticky delta-8 moon rocks to burn can be offset by laying them on a bed of freshly ground CBD flower. When you do this, you make for a smoother and easier smoking experience.
Where to Buy Delta-8 Moon Rocks
As you can see, creating delta-8 moon rocks is a rather complicated process, even for experienced tokers. Since you’re most likely not the George Clooney of legal cannabinoids (but, hey, who knows), you’re probably better off purchasing your delta-8 moon rocks from a company with the expertise and equipment to produce the high-quality flower product you’re looking for.
The Hemp Haus offers high-quality delta-8 moon rocks from Stardust Hemp that offer a higher percentage of delta-8 than you’ll find anywhere else. Over 50% of their moon rocks consist of active ingredients, so you know you’re getting a potent product.