Celebrating 710: The Other Cannabis Holiday
Welcome aboard the 710 Express! But before we journey into the heart of this novel holiday, let’s take a moment to understand what this ride is all about. A playful twist on numbers and language, 710 Day, celebrated on July 10th, is a holiday for consuming cannabis, particularly cannabis concentrates. If you’re thinking, “Wait, isn’t 420 the cannabis holiday?” you’re not wrong. But where 420 is the OG of cannabis holidays, 710 is its younger, cooler sibling, with a keen focus on the potent, versatile world of cannabis oils and concentrates.
The Short History of 710 Day
In the world of cannabis, ‘710’ is a fun shorthand for the use of potent cannabis concentrates like oil, wax, and shatter. These are a step up from your regular smoke, offering an enhanced experience that’s fast becoming the new norm. It’s clear to see that cannabis culture is evolving, with dab rigs and vape pens quickly turning into must-haves for cannabis aficionados.
The birth of 710 Day takes us back to the early 2010s, all thanks to hip-hop star TaskRok. Picture this: a 2010 virtual dab session in a TinyChat chat room, attended by TaskRok and other cannabis bigwigs. They had a bright idea — flip the word “oil” upside down — and you’ve got “710.”
The first whispers about 710 surfaced on TokeCity on the perfect date – July 10th, 2011. The idea caught on fast, with Urban Dictionary providing a more fleshed-out definition not long after. By 2012, the term was being bandied about on Marijuana.com, and even made it into an article in LA Weekly in 2013. A pretty neat journey, don’t you think?
The Significance of ‘710’ in Cannabis Culture
Cannabis concentrates, including oil, wax, and shatter, form the lifeblood of 710 Day. As cannabis legalization spreads, so does the rising popularity of these potent products, which boast higher concentrations of cannabinoids than traditional cannabis products.
However, it’s more than just a day to dab. It’s a celebration of the culture, artistry, and diversity that comes with concentrates. Cannabis enthusiasts around the world take 710 as an opportunity to come together and explore all the ways you can consume cannabis oils and concentrates – from traditional dab rigs to portable vaporizers.
How to Celebrate 710 Day
710 Day festivities are as diverse as the cannabis community itself. Traditional methods of celebration include ‘dabbing’ using a dab rig (a device used to heat and smoke concentrates) or using vape pens designed for oils and wax. The modern twist on the holiday encourages consuming cannabis oil products in various forms, like infused pre-rolls and moon rocks.
For those looking to celebrate in larger circles, consider hitting events such as National Dab Day, Oregon’s Camp Sesh, or check out your local dispensary for themed parties and promotions. For those who can’t attend these events, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate 710 Day in the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s a solo session or an intimate gathering with friends, you can participate in the holiday spirit by setting aside time to explore and enjoy cannabis concentrates.
So, here’s a rundown of some of your dab day essentials:
- Dab Rig: The centerpiece of dabbing, a rig is a device designed to vaporize cannabis concentrates.
- Nail: This part of the rig heats up to high temperatures and acts as the base for your concentrate.
- Torch: Used to heat up your nail so that it’s ready for dabbing.
- Concentrates/extracts: The fun stuff – the wax, shatter, or oils you’ll be heating up and inhaling.
Whatever your preference, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!
Safety Measures & Responsible Consumption
It’s important to keep safety in mind when indulging in 710 festivities. So here’s a list of our favorite tips to keep toking responsibly:
- Start small: Avoid overindulging when consuming concentrates, as they can be much more potent than traditional cannabis products. Respect your limits.
- Know what you’re smoking: Research the concentrate you plan to consume and ensure it comes from a trusted source.
- Be mindful of your surroundings: Concentrates tend to have a more pungent smell than traditional cannabis products, so use discretion when consuming. Likewise, be sure you’re in a well-ventilated area.
- Stay hydrated: Concentrates are potent and can lead to dry mouth. Make sure you have plenty of water on hand when dabbing.
So, now that you know the basics of 710 Day, it’s time to get the party started!
Shop From the Earth For All Your 710 Essentials
As we disembark from our 710 Express, let’s take a moment to appreciate the remarkable growth and importance of 710 Day within the cannabis community. From its playful beginnings to its current status as an international cannabis holiday, 710 Day truly belongs to the community.
So, as July 10th approaches, prepare your dab rigs and vape pens, stock up on your favorite cannabis oil products at From the Earth, and get ready to celebrate the rising star of cannabis holidays. Just remember to do so responsibly and safely. Enjoy the ride!