To all you lovers of cannabis oils, concentrates, extracts, waxes, and dabs, one of the newest marijuana holidays is coming up on 710 or July 10. If you take the numbers “710” and turn them upside-down, they spell “OIL,” which refers to THC oil.
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In this article we will explain how the term originated, will discuss extracts and concentrates, how to consume them, as well as how the holiday is celebrated.
What is 710 and it’s Origin?
The term first appeared in the Urban Dictionary in 2010. According to Daniel De Sailles, the rapper Taskrok coined “710” in 2011.
De Sailles is the owner of Top Shelf Extracts and founder of the Secret Cup which was a 710 community event. It was a traveling road show which combined music, camping, and dabbing. It was the only peer judged international cannabis championship where the competitors voted for the best hash maker known as the Grand Champion.
The rapper known as Taskrok, hails from Salt Lake City. He likes to inhale vapor clouds, rap about inhaling vapor clouds, and enable people to inhale vapor clouds. For that very reason, Taskrok created Highly Educated Ti Nails, a company that sells high quality titanium dabbing paraphernalia.
In 2011, Taskrok collaborated with DJ Linus Stubbs, releasing an album called “The Movement.” It featured songs about dabbing and moving the time from 420 to 710 with names like “7:10” and “Boil That Oil.”
According to Taskrok, his story about the origins of 710 was first posted on Facebook back in 2012.
He and some friends were talking in TinyChat, an online chat platform, about finding a new time other than 420 to do dabs. It popped into Taskrok’s head that 710 spelled OIL upside-down and it took off from there. Taskrok is a humble man who did not try to take credit for coining the term. He insisted he didn’t want to own it, saying it belonged to the cannabis community moving forward.
While 420 commemorates cannabis flower (buds) 710 pays tribute to oils. The cannabis oil market is quickly becoming the largest growing segment of the cannabis industry. Its popularity far exceeds that of edibles.
Extracts vs Concentrates
Although the terms are often used interchangeably in the cannabis world, they are not the same. The main difference between extracts and concentrates has to do with how the compounds found in cannabis are collected. Simply put:
- Extracts use solvents to extract the compounds, like THC
- Concentrates use mechanical or physical methods to remove compounds instead of solvents
How Extracts Are Produced
For those of you unfamiliar with how extracts are produced, here’s an extremely simple explanation of a very complicated process:
Cannabinoids, terpenes, and an assortment of other beneficial compounds are extracted from cannabis through a number of different extraction processes. The end result is an assortment of sticky, waxy, crumbly, powdery substances that can be vaped or dabbed. They are extremely concentrated and potent with a very rapid onset time.
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How Strong Are Dabs Compared To Flower?
Cannabis flower typically contains 15% to 25% THC and its psychotropic effects can last anywhere from 90 minutes to 3 hours.
Dabs typically contain 70% to 90% THC. Their psychotropic effects kick in very fast, are very intense, and the effects usually peak anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes. New dab users have been known to become “couch locked” when they first start using extracts, so take care!
However, for medical cannabis patients who have a high tolerance for THC, dabbing is the perfect delivery method to provide immediate symptom relief.
Safety Precautions For New Extract Users
- Only use extracts from a reliable source
- Have someone you trust assist you
- Always sit down before you use extracts
- Start out with a very small amount and assess how you feel before using more
Four Examples of Ways To Consume Dabs
- Dab Rig
- Apply the extract to your dab tool
- Heat the nail with a blowtorch
- Apply the extract to the nail and inhale very slowly
- Health Stone
- A health stone fits into your bowl-piece and is made of porous rock. You put your extract directly on the stone, so there is no need for a nail or a dab tool. A blowtorch is required. Best for hash or crumble.
- You don’t need all the dab gear. Just mix your preferred extract with some dry flower. This may be the way to go with new users, since you won’t achieve the same level of psychotropic effects as you would with a dab rig or pen. Be aware that since extracts burn slower than flower, you’ll need to inhale more often.
- Electric Nail
- Instead of a blow torch, this dabbing device uses electric nails. E-nails are vaporizers that use electricity to heat up and vaporize the extract instead of a blowtorch.
How Is 710 Celebrated?
In the past, many dispensaries have offered happy hour events with food and drink to celebrate the 710 holiday. They’ve also offered deals on extracts, concentrates, and cartridges on 7/10.
Those at the forefront of the cannabis oil industry view it as the beneficiary of the legalization movement. Without the legalization of medicinal cannabis in the US, this market could not exist.
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Because of the legal market, companies are able to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in professional equipment to produce and test safe, high-quality oils, extracts and concentrates.
Enjoy 710 sensibly, please refrain from sharing, and let’s also celebrate how far we have come in the legalization of the medicinal use of cannabis!
How to Get Started with Cannabis Oil at Bloom:
Each person’s experience with medicinal cannabis will vary. Instead of focusing exclusively on whether you should medicate with cannabis flower, oil, or resin, it’s just as important to strike the right balance of cannabinoids and terpenes that work best with your endocannabinoid system.
Doing so may help to unlock your body’s natural healing power.
As part of our commitment to cannabis education, Bloom Medicinals would like to offer you the opportunity to schedule a free, one-on-one consultation.
During this complimentary consultation, our patient care specialists will get to know you, your qualifying conditions, medications, dietary restrictions, activity level, and any specific effects you’re looking to avoid.
By doing so, we can help to identify the consumption methods and forms of cannabis that are best for you!
Take the first step toward an improved quality of life by calling to schedule your free consultation at a Bloom Medicinals dispensary near you!
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thestranger.com, 710 Is Legal Weed’s 420, July 10, 2019, Lester Black
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nuggmd.com,How To Dab: Four Ways To Consume Cannabis Concentrates, June 9, 2020, Fahad Basser