Delta 8 has been praised for its calming and mood-lifting effects as well as its extensive therapeutic benefits. Moon rocks are loved by seasoned cannabis users as a way to achieve an elevated and extended high. Is there any wonder then that Delta 8 moonrocks are one of the most popular cannabis products amongst cannabis connoisseurs? This article will give you more information on Delta 8, moon rocks, and how to enjoy them.
What is Delta 8?
Delta 8 is also known as Delta 8-tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a cannabinoid that can be found in small quantities in hemp plants. Delta 8 shares structural similarities with its sister Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9-THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
The Delta 9 form of THC is more abundant in cannabis and is often simply referred to as THC. While both Delta 8 and Delta 9 can leave you feeling euphoric and relaxed, the high from Delta 8 is slightly less intense. Common unwanted THC side effects such as paranoia, anxiety, and tiredness are also generally milder with Delta 8 than with Delta 9.
To add to its rising popularity, Delta 8 is federally legal for recreational use in most states. This is because Delta 8 is typically extracted from hemp plants that contain no more than 0.3% THC. However, some individual states have established their own regulations to prohibit Delta 8, so be careful to check the restrictions in your state.
Why do people take Delta 8?
Delta 8 helps to relieve anxiety and stress and provides better sleep and relaxation. A recent study found that 71% of Delta 8 users experienced relaxation and 55% of users experienced pain relief. There is also a wealth of anecdotal evidence that support claims that Delta 8 has a soothing impact on the mind and helps relieve muscle tension in the body.
Although the intoxicating effects of Delta 8 are less potent than those of Delta 9, Delta 8 appears to be better at promoting appetite. This is because low doses of Delta 8 can stimulate hunger without impairing cognitive function. Furthermore, Delta 8 has been shown to prevent vomiting in patients undergoing cancer treatment. Both these qualities can significantly improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
Finally, Delta 8 is believed to be able to reduce pain. Delta 8 binds with cannabinoid type 1 receptors in the neurological system which helps to reduce pain sensitivity. Other research has also shown that Delta 8 possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory characteristics, which may be helpful for people with chronic inflammatory conditions.
What are moon rocks?
Moon rocks are considered the caviar of the cannabis industry. They are a combination of several cannabis products that are packed into a single dense nugget or nug. This nug resembles a moon rock, hence the name. Due to the mixture of different types of products, moon rocks are more intoxicating and can give even seasoned consumers a significant high.
Moon rocks were the product of a collaboration between former Death Row Records rapper Kurupt and musician Dr. Zodiak. Together, they launched the first line of branded moon rocks and paved the way for many other cannabis creators to launch their own moon rock lines. Although the original moon rock was made from Girl Scout Cookies, moon rocks these days utilize many different strains.
How are moon rocks made?
Moon rocks are made by dipping or spraying whole nugs of cannabis flower with concentrates such as hash oil or flower rosin. After the nug is completely soaked in sticky concentrate, it is rolled in kief. Kief is also known as pollen or dry sift and refers to the cannabinoid and terpene-rich crystals that are found on the surface of the cannabis flower.
Once the nug is completely coated in kief, it is now a moon rock. Moon rock makers aim to create the highest levels of flavor, quality, and potency. However, quality can vary depending on the producer, the ingredients they use, and the production process. Only buy from reputable producers to ensure that your moon rocks are of the best quality.
How do I consume moon rock?
Despite looking very much cooler, moon rocks can be consumed much like conventional cannabis. However, its properties make it easier to use with a glass bong or a pipe. Simply rip up the moon rock into small pieces and load them loosely into the glass bowl for air flow. Moon rocks can be difficult to keep alight so adding some flowers will help keep them burning.
If you prefer to consume cannabis through smoking joints, be careful not to use a grinder with your moon rock. This will destroy both your grinder and your moon rock. Note that moon rocks can be difficult to smoke, but not impossible. Just tear the moon rock into tiny pieces and mix them with ground-up cannabis to help keep the moon rock lit for the whole time.
First-time users of moon rock should be prepared for a powerful hit and a lengthy high. Be sure to have plenty of water around you so that you can stay hydrated. Eating before you consume moon rock is a good way to dampen the effects of strong THC and possible nausea. Start slow and wait at least several minutes between puffs to manage the intensity. Enjoy your lunar experience!