What is 710, the cannabis holiday?
by Rio Kaplan, on Jul 10, 2018 9:41:22 AM
There is a 99.9% chance that if you are reading this blog post, you are well aware of the famous stoner holiday known as 420. But what about the lesser known and newer cannabis holiday, 710? If you are a cannabis concentrates fanatic, then chances are you know exactly what we are talking about. But for those who may be new to the scene, let’s talk about what the 710 holiday is, where it came from, and how you can celebrate!
What is 710?
Just like the 420 holiday, 710 is a widely accepted holiday celebrating cannabis culture. As you might have guessed, it is celebrated on July 10th every year. But it can also be a daily sort of ritual, just like 4:20 p.m. has come to be known. The main difference between 420 and 710 is that while the idea of 420 celebrates marijuana as a whole, 710 specifically celebrates cannabis concentrates.
Somewhere along the line, the term “710” has become synonymous with concentrates and dabbing. The origins of this term are fuzzy and there is no real historical documentation for the term like there is for 420. Some claim that 710 is what it is because turning the numbers upside spells the word “oil”, which is a very common form of cannabis concentrate. Regardless of whether that origin legend is true, oil is not the only type of concentrate this holiday celebrates!
Things to Remember When Celebrating 710 This Year
#1: Concentrates are POTENT.
While it is true that not all concentrates are created equal, cannabis concentrates, by their very nature, are potent! Even if this isn’t your first rodeo, and even though you are celebrating a holiday, remember that you do not have to get overly stoned to do so. In fact, one could easily argue you will have a better time if you consume the right amount for you.
If you are new to concentrates, go slow. Doing too much may ruin cannabis concentrates for you forever. But doing the right amount could open you up to a whole new world of options!
#2: Don’t dab at a super high temperature.
Dabbing at a high temperature will create a short but immediate high that will hit you like a ton of bricks with pronounced effects. The concept of a high temperature dab is what most people think of when they consider dabbing and that misconception can intimidate people enough to never even try! High temperature dabbing can also create “unwanted compounds” that can actually be harmful to your health, according to a study by the American Chemical Society.
For many people, the idea of a super intense and immediate high sounds like a very uncomfortable sensation that they would rather avoid. And we totally get that! Luckily, dabbing at a lower temperature can totally change your entire experience with concentrates.
If consumed at the right temperature, dabs can be a truly enjoyable, tasty, and mellow high that lasts way longer. The sweet spot for concentrates is somewhere between 350-400 degrees F, although some may like it a bit higher or lower. Anything well below 350 degrees F runs the risk of not properly vaporizing the concentrate, while anything well above 400 degrees F will degrade flavor, make it harsh on the lungs, and induce a much shorter high. No thanks!
#3: Turn off your e-nail!
Your 710 celebration could end in a catastrophe if you forget to turn off the e-nail on your rig! The convenience of an e-nail can’t be matched, but they can be a fire hazard if left on for hours and hours. The easiest way to avoid this is by getting an e-nail with an automatic shut off.
But if you don’t have that luxury, handle it the old school way. Leave yourself a big note on a bright sticky pad and keep it right next to your rig. If you are a more tech-based person, set yourself a reminder or timer in your phone!
#4: Get out of your comfort zone and try something new!
When it comes to cannabis concentrates, your options are virtually endless! You can try a new type of concentrates, a new brand, or a new strain. If you usually stick to the same old thing every time because you are comfortable with it, use the holiday as inspiration to get out of your comfort zone. You may even find something you like way more!
Buddy Boy Brands is proud to offer the very best concentrates from some of the most well-known companies in Colorado. You can trust all of our concentrate options to be high quality and worthy of your holiday celebration. Maybe you usually stick to oil, but you could use this 710 as an opportunity to try live resin, a super tasty and highly effective cannabis concentrate that is made with flash-frozen fresh cannabis. Try the live resin by Next1 Labs for the best first experience you could ask for!
Or maybe you have been avoiding investing in a high quality vaporizer pen. Buddy Boy Brands has a great selection, from the cult favorite, Pax Era and Pax Era Pods, to the ceramic and very popular IndigoPro! We have it all just waiting for you.
Happy 710, everyone! Don’t forget to head into any of the Buddy Boy locations near you to stock up for your celebration. We’ll help you pick some of the very best concentrates to enjoy as you celebrate.