If getting astronomically lit is one of your goals when consuming cannabis, sun rocks may be your one-way ticket to bliss. One puff of these distillate-dipped nugs and you’ll be sky-high in a matter of moments.
Much like their ever-popular counterparts, moon rocks, these potent buds are becoming a staple in nearly every cannabis retailer. However, there are some key differences between the two, despite their interstellar connection. In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about sun rocks and how they’re different from their moon rock cousins.
What are moon rocks?
Before we can get into all of the juicy details about sun rocks, let’s start with their predecessor, moon rocks.
First introduced to cannabis culture in the early 1990s by legendary West-Coast rapper Kurupt, moon rocks have steadily grown in popularity over the last few years for their ability to take cannabis consumers straight into the stratosphere. Today, these nugs come in a variety of different shapes and sizes but the process remains the same. First, dried buds (traditionally Girl Scout Cookies, but any cannabis strain works) are sprayed or dipped into hash oil from any given strain and then coated in kief. The result is a sparkly hash-covered nug of cannabis that resembles a galactic rock.
Although moon rocks typically test somewhere between 50-60% THC, the overall quality of each bud can vary greatly. One potential downside of moon rocks is that their coating of concentrate and kief makes it nearly impossible to tell if high-quality flower is being used. Sun rocks have sought to eliminate this by using a different method — so let’s take a closer look sun rocks.
What are sun rocks? And how are they different from moon rocks?
Sun rocks take the things we know and love about moon rocks — potent effects, high THC percentage, and a blend of cannabis extracts — and take things to a whole new level.
To the naked eye, they don’t look that different from moon rocks. However, moon rocks are made up of cannabis, hash oil, and kief from any strain and of any quality, so it’s kind of like a grab bag of cannabis goodies. You’re not quite sure what’s underneath that sparkly coating of kief.
Sun rocks, on the other hand, feature top-shelf cannabis flower, terpene-rich extracts, and powerful kief that are all derived from the same strain — so there’s no guesswork involved. While manufacturers can choose any strain they like, crowd-pleasing OG Kush is typically the strain you’ll find as sun rocks.
Unlike the thick, opaque hash oil used in moon rocks, sun rocks switch out low-quality hash oil — often made from leftover trim and shake — for a top-shelf concentrate extracted from nugs of the same strain. Thus, the result is a trichome-rich product, packed with more flavor in each hit than your average hash oil. Additionally, the purity of the oil makes the extract clearer, which allows you to see the quality of the buds underneath, even through the layer of kief.
Although these upgrades do improve the taste, they also give sun rocks a higher potency, and therefore, more intense psychoactive effects. Typically, you can expect moon rock to reach up to about 60% THC, but sun rocks can easily test over 80% THC. In other words, you’ll be whizzing past the moon and cruising straight for the sun in just a few puffs.
Ready to go to space?
Whether you want to try moon rocks, sun rocks, or anything in between stop into JARS today and we’ll be able to take care of all of your cannabis needs — space suit not included.