710 Day celebrates the cannabis industry’s ability to innovate and create new and novel forms of cannabis products, most specifically concentrates. As a popular category for modern cannabis consumers, concentrates offer high levels of cannabinoids with rapid onset times, providing fast relief. Concentrates aren’t only for medical patients, anyone can enjoy the soothing effects and bold terpene profiles that these products contain, as long as you have the right equipment! So grab your vape pen or your dab rig, and your favorite concentrate from Flore Dispensary. We’ll be celebrating with discounts, so stock up and enjoy the holiday!
What is 710 Day?
710 Day is a holiday meant to celebrate all things concentrates. 710 spells “OIL” upside down and is celebrated on July 10th (at 7:10AM or PM, if you want to be exact). This holiday has grown to be the second most celebrated weed-related holiday behind 420, with many dispensaries around the country offering discounts on concentrate products.
Though the holiday’s origins are unknown, 710 began to attract attention when a group of people sought to popularize concentrates and their usage. When LA Weekly published a short piece called “710 is the new 420” in July 2013, the phrase became widespread. That year also saw the birth of the first official 710 event, The 710 Cup. Ironically, this festival didn’t actually occur on July 10; it was postponed until July 12-14 because 7/10 fell on a Wednesday that year.
Dabbing the Day Away
As legalization spreads, “dabbing” is becoming a more popular consumption method. If you haven’t explored the wide world of weed concentrates quite yet, this is a great time to do it. There’s a large variety of concentrates available today, all offering different potencies, flavor profiles and effects.
“Dabbing” refers to a modern form of cannabis consumption that utilizes a tiny spoonful of cannabis extract flash vaporized on a super-hot surface. By dabbing, the quantity of cannabis consumed is increased and the effect is stronger and quicker. Due to the instantaneous onset, it’s become a beneficial method for medical marijuana patients, or anyone seeking fast relief with more concentrated doses.
Back in the day, celebrating 710 was rather demanding. Dabs, for example, are usually taken using a dab rig, which requires a dab tool/wand, torch or nail, and other materials. However, because of the growing popularity of vape pens and portable dab vapes, it is simpler than ever to celebrate and consume concentrates, so don’t worry if you’re not keen on purchasing a super sophisticated dab-rig. You can still get your money’s worth with a standard vape pen or cartridge.
Shop for Concentrates in-store on 710
Many dispensaries in legalized states provide discounts on wax, shatter, oil, and other concentrates during the holiday season. It’s a growing holiday, in fact, more than 10 million people have posted images of their celebratory dabs on social media with such hashtags as #710, #710society, and #710life. Concentrates are a huge category, only getting more popular as time goes on and cannabis use becomes more mainstream. So no matter what type of concentrate you’re shopping for, at Flore Dispensary, we’re happy to help you find the perfect product to celebrate with. Find us at 258 Noe Street in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. Happy Oil Day!
Terrance Alan has over 25 years in government advocacy creating both the San Francisco entertainment commission and the cannabis taskforce. He is co-president of the Castro merchant’s and co-chair of CMAC and C2K, both working on cannabis consumption. He designed, constructed and opened a boutique dispensary in the Castro District of San Francisco called Flore dispensary featuring carefully curated cannabis selections with an emphasis on small Humboldt far grown cannabis, social justice brands, equity brands, women owned brands and operates a compassion distribution program with Sweetleaf Joe.