Brace yourselves because another stoner holiday is about to paint the calendar green. Let’s talk about July 10th or 710 Day — a glorious celebration revered by cannabis consumers far and wide. Like its well-known sibling, April 20th (420), 710 Day exalts the many wonders of the cannabis culture. But here’s the twist: this holiday takes a deep dive into the magic of cannabis concentrates. So grab your vape pens, prepare your dab rigs, and let’s ride this green wave together!
The Brief History of 710 Day
In the vibrant world of cannabis culture, ‘710’ is a term that represents the act of enjoying powerful cannabis concentrates, such as oil, wax, and shatter. These concentrates are known for delivering a stronger hit than traditional smoking methods. As concentrates become more popular, we’re seeing a big change in the cannabis world. Dab rigs and vape pens are now must-haves for many cannabis enthusiasts!
Now, how did ‘710 Day’ come into being, you might wonder? Well, it all started in the early 2010s with hip-hop artist TaskRok. Picture this: a virtual dab session happening in a TinyChat chat room in 2010. TaskRok, along with some well-known figures in the cannabis scene, were having a fun time. They decided to play with the word “oil” and turned it upside down. Lo and behold, “710” was born!
Word got around quickly. The first public chat about 710 popped up on TokeCity on July 10th, 2011. Not long after, Urban Dictionary chimed in with a more detailed definition. Then in 2012, Marijuana.com featured a post about it. And by 2013, the term ‘710’ even made its way into an LA Weekly article. And that’s the story of how 710 became a part of cannabis culture!
How to Celebrate Dab Day
Getting into the festive spirit of 710 Day is all about exploring and enjoying cannabis in its concentrated form. Traditional celebrations often revolve around dabbing — using a dab rig to heat and inhale the concentrate. Vape pens, specially designed for cannabis oils, also become loyal companions.
But modern celebrations have widened the horizon. Consumption now includes infused pre-rolls, edibles made from cannabis oil, and the beloved moon rocks! And let’s not forget the grand events that bring the cannabis community together. From National Dab Day to Oregon’s Camp Sesh and local dispensary celebrations, organizations celebrate 710 Day with a bang.
However, we’re here to give you a shortlist of all your international dab day needs:
- Dab rig: This is the centerpiece for your 710 Day celebration. Dab rigs are designed to maximize flavor and vapor production from cannabis concentrates.
- Nail or E-nail: Every dab rig needs an attachment to heat your concentrates. Traditional nails are made of titanium, quartz, or ceramic and require a blow torch. E-nails can be adjusted to dial in the perfect temperature for peak flavor and effects.
- Torch: To heat up your nails, a reliable torch is a must.
- Dabber: A metal dabber tool that assists in placing the concentrate on the nail or e-nail.
- Carb Cap: A carb cap is used to regulate airflow and also helps to conserve concentrate by trapping the heat.
- Recycler: Recyclers help keep water moving in your rig, which results in cooler vapor hits. It’s essential for an enjoyable experience but only necessary if you want to take your dabbing to the next level.
- Vap pens: Some of us prefer to stay low-key and vape on the go. Pick up a pen that allows you to enjoy your cannabis oils discreetly.
- Extracts/Concentrates: Find the strain that suits you best — oil, wax, shatter, budder, badder, sugar wax, or hash. Depending on your preference, any of these cannabis products can be used in a dab rig.
Beyond this, it’s really up to you to personalize your 710 Day celebrations!
There’s No Fun Without Safe & Responsible Consumption
Celebrating 710 Day isn’t just about letting loose; it’s also about respecting the power of concentrates and consuming responsibly. If you’re new to the world of dabbing, start slow and learn how to use your dab rig safely. Always be mindful of your consumption, and remember: the higher potency of concentrates means a little goes a long way.
However, here are a few other tips for safe and responsible dabbing:
- Start with small amounts: A little dab will do it.
- Invest in reliable equipment: Quality products ensure a better dabbing experience.
- Be aware of the effects: Concentrates can be potent, so know your limits and take things slow.
- Choose strains wisely: Too much THC may lead to intense psychoactive effects, so pick a strain that suits your tolerance.
- Be aware of your surroundings: Ensure you’re in a safe space to sesh and that you’re in a well-ventilated area, as dabbing in enclosed spaces can be dangerous.
- Have snacks and water: Besides having the munchies, having snacks and water to hydrate and replenish your body is always a good idea.
Also, while we’re all eager to join the international dab day celebrations, remember to understand the legal status of cannabis in your location. Cannabis legalization may be spreading, but it’s essential to stay within legal boundaries while enjoying your holiday.
Stay Stoned on 710 with Flore San Francisco
So there you have it — the lowdown on 710 Day, a celebration that truly belongs to the community of cannabis enthusiasts. It’s a reflection of the rich cannabis culture, the evolving legal market, and the rising popularity of concentrates.
So, this 710 Day, whether part of Oregon’s Camp Sesh or simply chilling at home, remember to celebrate responsibly and, most importantly, enjoy the holiday! Shop your favorite brands and products from Flore and have a safe and stoned 710 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.