We’ve read the story about the Waldos and 420, but what about 710?
July 10th, or 7/10 Day is the more recent holiday for cannabis concentrates. If you haven’t figured it out yet, let us be the first to tell you that 710 spells “OIL” upside down. Instead of the internationally historical 420 Day devoted to grinding up some flower, 710 celebrates all things concentrates. Read on for more information about the history of the 710 Day and how to celebrate with GreenLabs:
710 Day Origins
Since the early 2010, the use of 710 has gained momentum both in media and among cannabis consumers. The 710 origins are rather mysterious. It started back in 2011 and has circulated throughout the scene for the past five years. Unlike 420, for 710 day there’s still a lot we don’t know but we have a pretty good idea.
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. In addition, TaskRok aslo released a rap album called “The Movement” under his group name Task & Linus on July 10, 2011. In the album, he features many references to dabbing and cannabis concentrates, including songs named “Boil That Oil” and “7:10”. Unlike the Waldos being known for creating 420 day, TaskTok doesn’t claim ownership of the word, saying it “belongs to the community now.”
While the origin of 710 day is still up for debate, 710 day gained momentum and it can be celebrated!
What are concentrates?
Not sure what concentrates are or where to start? That’s okay! We at GreenLabs are here to ensure that you have the care and information to help you find the best medicine in your routine.
Cannabis concentrates appear in a variety of forms! Cannabis concentrates are the product of extracting the most desirable parts of the plant. They contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes of cannabis flowers and none of the excess plant material. Cannabinoids and terpenes are responsible for the effects, aroma, and flavors you might experience with any cannabis product. They are found throughout the cannabis plant in small, sparkling structures called trichomes. A cannabis concentrate is simply a condensed accumulation of these trichomes.
Concentrates let you experience the best parts of cannabis in a multitude of ways and they come in a variety of textures that can be consumed using several different methods.
Where to start?
You’re probably wondering about where to start with concentrates.
If you’ve never tried concentrates, or are looking to incorporate concentrates into your daily routine, talk to one of our budtenders at GreenLabs. We suggest that if you’re going to start with concentrates, one of the easiest types of concentrate to start with is budder. You might have seen the difference in spelling between badder, batter, and budder but in short, there isn’t a difference. Budder tends to retain a smooth consistency like butter or cake frosting. The bottom line is that all three of these cannabis concentrates undergo nearly identical extraction process that typically results in a soft texture.
What do you need from GreenLabs to celebrate 7/10?
Traditional dabs such as shatters, budders, and wax are typically consumed using a dab rig (link to dab rigs on our website), which requires a dab tool/wand, a torch, and a cannabis concentrate to properly celebrate the holiday.
Using a dab rig may seem daunting for the novice medical patient. With the rising popularity of vape pens and portable dab vapes has made it easier than ever to consume concentrates! For example, with the Linx Ember, you are able to use a dab tool to insert the desired concentrate of choice. Then use the button to select the desired temperature for heating up your concentrate. The Linx Ember is a great pen for usability, portability, and functionality.
Not only at GreenLabs do we carry a variety of dab pens and vaporizers, but we also carry several high quality dab rig pieces by Jerome Baker and Sheldon Black.
You can celebrate the 710 holiday anyway you’d like, but we hope you join our budtenders over at GreenLabs!
What are cannabis concentrates and how do you consume them? Weedmaps. (2021, March 15). Retrieved September 13, 2021, from https://weedmaps.com/learn/products-and-how-to-consume/cannabis-concentrates.