What Is 710 And Is It Really The Next 420?
710 has become the 420 of cannabis concentrates. Initially beginning as more of a myth than reality, 710 has cemented itself as an unofficial stoner holiday. As cannabis extraction methods continue to improve and concentrates rise in popularity, 710 is expected to become even bigger.
420 takes place every year on April 20th. Or every day at 4:20, depending on how often you wish to celebrate. The term 420 has simply come to symbolise the celebration of all things cannabis.
But now stoners have gotten even more specific. “710” is a term that has recently gained traction in the marijuana world as a way to specifically celebrate marijuana concentrates.
WHAT IS 420 AND HOW DID IT BECOME SO POPULAR?
420 is a celebration of cannabis and cannabis culture. While the term itself usually refers to the specific date of April 20th, it can also be used to refer to the specific time of 4:20, or can just refer to cannabis appreciation.
As marijuana has established itself in mainstream culture, 420 has exploded in popularity. What was once an unofficial holiday celebrated in secret has now developed into a day of public celebration. “Smokeouts” are now a regular occurrence in regions where marijuana laws are more relaxed. Following Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis in 2018, 2019’s 4/20 smokeout in Vancouver saw more than 150,000 people turn out for the event.
There are many rumours that seek to explain how the term 420 came about. Some claim that it used to be a police code for smoking in public, while others claim that it was the preferred hotel room number of the Grateful Dead when on the road. However, these have largely been debunked.
The origin of the term can actually be traced back to San Rafael High School in California during the early 1970s. The term was originally coined by a group of 5 students who would meet up outside of their school at 4:20 pm for regular smoke sessions. From there, the term made its way throughout California and eventually the rest of the US and the world.
WHAT IS 710?
710 refers to the 10th of July, in the same way that 420 refers to the 20th of April. This date was chosen for the simple fact that 710 looks like the word “oil” upside down. Just like 420 is a time for lighting up a joint, 710 is a time for dabbers to pull out their rigs and dab to their heart’s delight. But some take it even more seriously. The 710 Degree Cup is a concentrate judging competition held on 7/10 annually, and going on its 3rd year in 2019.
Similarly to 420, the origins of 710 are shrouded in rumour and mystery. It is first believed to have been officially celebrated in 2012 (the year of the first “710 cup”), although celebrations were almost certainly taking place before then. The legalization of cannabis (and concentrates) in several US states over the following years significantly contributed to its spread.
WHAT ABOUT CONCENTRATES?
If you are unfamiliar with concentrates, you may be wondering what the deal is with dabbing.
“Concentrates” is an umbrella term that refers to concentrated cannabis products such as waxes, shatter, crumble, distillate, and concentrated oils, among others. These products are considered to be concentrated because of the exceptionally high THC content they often contain (distillates can reach as high as 99%).
Dabs are basically just concentrates that are heated on a hot surface, usually a nail, and then inhaled through a dab rig. Dabbing has been an established thing for at least a decade. The legalization movement has resulted in the regulation and improvement of cannabis extraction processes and in an explosion in the popularity of concentrates.
Is 710 here to stay? Maybe. It has definitely gained popularity as of late. Yet, its popularity is closely tied to that of concentrates. Will 710 live on even if dabs fall out of style? Only time will tell.
However, with the expansion of the legalization movement, the increase in popularity of concentrates, and advancements in extraction techniques, concentrates and 710 are expected to stick around for the foreseeable future.
In the spirit of 420, 710 has become the unofficial stoner holiday to celebrate cannabis concentrates and oils. Find out more inside!
Everything you need to know about 7/10
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- What is 7/10?
- How did 7/10 get started?
- Where is 7/10 celebrated?
- What do you need to celebrate 7/10?
You don’t need to be a longtime member of the cannabis community to recognize 420 when you hear it. A ubiquitous term that largely means cannabis or cannabis-related, 4/20 the date has surged in popularity over the decades as a day when people far and wide celebrate cannabis and its culture.
However, another more recently established cannabis holiday penciled itself in on the calendar. While it’s got a way to go before it reaches the same notoriety as 4/20, 7/10 is a celebrated day in the cannabis concentrate community. Read on to learn more about the origins of 7/10 — or Dab Day — what it is, and how it’s celebrated.
What is 7/10?
710, or 7/10, is considered a “stoner” holiday for consuming cannabis oil products, dabs, or concentrates. The term 710 rotated upside down spells OIL, a word used to describe highly potent cannabis products such as hash oil, shatter, wax, and so on. The holiday occurs on July 10th — 7/10, written numerically.
710 is considered a “stoner” holiday for consuming cannabis oil products, dabs, or concentrates. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
710 has grown into the second-largest weed holiday after 4/20. 710 is celebrated both on July 10 and specifically at 7:10 a.m. or p.m. While it is a more niche holiday, many dispensaries in legalized states will provide their customers with 710-related discounts to commemorate the occasion.
How did 7/10 get started?
710’s origins are rather mysterious, even ten years after the term first appeared. Online sources report the term 710 surfaced on Urban Dictionary back in 2010, but the word wasn’t associated with cannabis or hash oil until 2011.
Other online sources assign credit to TaskRok of Highly Educated. In an interview with Leaf Online , he claims he thought up the term in a message chat with industry peers from Healthstone and Beehive Oil Clothing. TaskRok also released a rap album called “The Movement” under his group name Task & Linus on July 10, 2011, that featured many references to dabbing and cannabis concentrates, including songs named “Boil That Oil” and “7:10.” However, TaskRok doesn’t claim ownership of the word, saying it “belongs to the community now.”
While the origin story is still up for debate, 710 gained traction when a group of individuals sought to push concentrates and their consumption into the mainstream. The term grew in popularity when LA Weekly ran a brief article titled “ 710 is the new 420 ” in July 2013. That year also witnessed the cannabis community’s first official 710 celebration, The 710 Cup. Funnily enough, this event didn’t actually take place on 7/10; it was instead pushed to the weekend of July 12-14, as 7/10 fell on a Wednesday.
As cannabis legalization spreads, dabbing is becoming a more accepted and widespread way to consume and enjoy cannabis. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Since the early 2010s, the use of 710 has gained momentum both in media and among cannabis consumers. As cannabis legalization spreads, dabbing is becoming a more accepted and widespread way to consume and enjoy cannabis.
Where is 7/10 celebrated?
While no single industry event stands out as the de facto 710 celebration, many events and organizations celebrate the holiday in cannabis-legal states. These include Arizona’s 710 Degree Cup, Colorado’s Kush Masters 710 Celebration, and Oregon’s Camp Sesh, which all attract concentrate connoisseurs ready to celebrate Dab Day.
What do you need to celebrate 7/10?
In the early days of cannabis concentrates, the celebration of 7/10 required much in the way of tools. Traditional dabs such as shatter are typically consumed using a dab rig, which requires a dab tool/wand, torch or e-nail, cannabis concentrate, and other materials to properly celebrate the holiday.
However, the rising popularity of vape pens and portable dab vapes makes it easier than ever to consume concentrates. If you live in a weed-legal state, many dispensaries help you prep for the celebration by offering discounts on wax, shatter, oil, and other concentrate products, taking advantage of the holiday as a marketing vehicle. On social media, more than 10 million people have posted photos showing off their celebratory dabs with hashtags like #710, #710society, and #710life.
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