7/10 International Dab Day. Celebrating cannabis oil and cannabis concentrates.
The 10th of July is celebrated as International Oil Day, also known as International Dab Day. It has been celebrated since around 2012 and complements the traditional 420 celebrations on April 20th. 710 is associated with oil because, when you turn the number upside down, it looks like the word ‘oil’. The formal 710 celebrations probably came about because of the 710 Cup which celebrates all things to do with cannabis oil and concentrates. Whereas the 420 celebration is one which is decades old, the 710 festivities are more recent and reflect that fact that dabbing only really gained significant mainstream popularity over the last decade.
What is dabbing and how do you do it?
Dabbing involves placing a small amount of cannabis concentrate (e.g. cannabis oil, or shatter) onto a preheated metal/ceramic surface and breathing in the cloud of cannabinoids produced as the oil/concentrate sizzles. Usually, dabbers use a bong-like device known as a dabbing rig. But various devices, including portable dabbing devices are available.
710 day. What is the point of dabbing?
Dabbing is a fast way to get very high. It only takes a second or two, and in that time a substantial amount of THC and other cannabinoids can be inhaled. Instead of spending 5 or 10 minutes slowly relaxing and enjoying a joint or vape, the entire process is compressed into a short process. Some people claim that the intensity and enjoyment of cannabis is improved. It is a quick way to get high.
The trend towards cannabis oil and cannabis concentrates.
One distinct trend seen over the past few years in the USA legal cannabis market has been the trend towards cannabis concentrates. Buds, or ‘flower’ sales are always popular. But more and more people are growing cannabis from seed and converting the crop into concentrates. Cannabis concentrates come in many different names and types. Shatter, BHO, hash, wax, budder, cannabis oil, hash oil etc. What they all have in common is the fact that they are concentrated extracts of the resinous cannabinoid-containing parts of the cannabis plant. Solvents such as ethanol can be used to produce these concentrates, so can Carbon Dioxide, Butane and various other liquid/gas solvents. These concentrates can have a glass-like appearance, or they may be a dark opaque liquid oil depending on the extraction process used. But they all usually contain high levels (>50%+) of cannabinoids. This makes them considerably more potent than cannabis buds.
Cannabis oil and concentrates. Convenient and compact to enjoy wherever you want.
10 grams of cannabis buds can be concentrated to just 1-2 grams of highly potent extract. For some cannabis users, it is simply more convenient to own, carry and store a couple of grams of oil/concentrate than a large bag of buds. It’s also more discreet. You can have a stash of several grams of concentrate and have less concern about the smell produced. The new range of portable vaporizers and portable dabbing devices has resulted in some attractive and easy ways to enjoy cannabis concentrates on the move. A quick online search will show various electronic vaporizer-style devices which heat concentrates to deliver a powerful and compact hit. Walking down a street smoking a joint could get you in trouble even in areas with legal cannabis. Smoking in public places can be illegal even with tobacco. That is one of the factors which has driven the trend towards concentrates, and devices which can use them. No-one really knows that you are getting high, and you can do it almost anywhere.
How do most people dab?
There are a range of different ways to dab. Some prefer a nicely produced glass dabbing rig to enjoy with their friends at home. They range in price from around €25, to over €1000 if you want a hand-blown uniquely crafted rig. Usually they come with a metal, glass or ceramic ‘nail’. This is the heated surface which you dab your concentrate on to produce the cloud of cannabinoids which will be inhaled. Although it is called a ‘nail’ it is usually a bowl-shaped titanium/ceramic surface around 10-20mm across. It is usually heated with a small kitchen butane blow torch, similar to the ones used by chefs. Once the nail is red hot, it is usually left to cool for around 10-15 seconds before the concentrate is dabbed on to it. When the concentrate is dabbed onto the hot surface, the organic compounds boil, producing a cloud of white vapor. Often the cloud of cannabinoids is bubbled through water to cool the vapor and make the experience even more enjoyable.
Small pen-sized devices now exist for using your cannabis concentrates. They can be filled with oil, diluted oil or shatter/wax. Heat is generated often from electric batteries and the resulting cannabinoid cloud is inhaled. These devices look just like the traditional vaporizers sold on the high street. They are convenient, small and discreet devices to take with you and use wherever you wish.
710 day. Is dabbing here to stay?
You could also ask ‘Are cannabis concentrates here to stay?’ The answer would also be definitely yes! In areas with legal cannabis production, such as the USA, the large cannabis producers have all seen a trend towards cannabis concentrates. Cannabis concentrates allow a producer to convert several hundred kilograms of buds into a few litres of extract. This makes it easier to handle, transport and package.
Many cannabis home growers produce their own concentrates these days. Cannabis is grown in the normal way from feminized seeds or autoflowering cannabis seeds. Extraction kits are readily available online for home growers making it easy to produce your own ice-hash, butane honey oil, cannabis oil or any other type of concentrate.
The main advice to anyone interested in dabbing, or cannabis concentrates, is to conduct thorough research and make safety your only priority when making cannabis concentrates. Use of flammable solvents to produce cannabis concentrates is perfectly safe when done is a professional manner. Trying to make a solvent extraction of cannabis, indoors and with no safety equipment/training can be a recipe for disaster. Perhaps the safest way to start is to consider making an ice-hash extraction.
Consumers love cannabis concentrates. As well as being used for dabbing, concentrates are easy to incorporate into edible cannabis products too. Thats another huge growth market in the cannabis industry. Dabbing is here to stay because cannabis concentrates are an irreplaceable part of the modern cannabis industry.Read on if you want to know more about the origins and meaning of 710 day, the International Dab Day which celebrates cannabis oil and all cannabis extracts
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.Everything you need to know about 7/10 Copy article link to clipboard. Link copied to clipboard. Contents What is 7/10? How did 7/10 get started? Where is 7/10 celebrated? ]]>