All About The Cannabis Holiday 710
If you have heard of 4/20 as a cannabis holiday, then you may be familiar with another date, 7/10 as well. They are two different holidays within the cannabis culture, and are very similar in the ways they are celebrated among cannabis users. Find out more about the holiday, where the name came from, how it differs from 4/20, and ways to celebrate this July by learning everything there is to know about this special day and why so many people are starting to recognize it.
7/10 Day, or Dab Day, is considered the third-biggest cannabis holiday (4/20 being first, Green Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, second), and it falls on the 10th of July every year. In a nutshell, the holiday came about in the early 2010s as a dedicated day for cannabis users everywhere to specifically celebrate the use of concentrates, a potent macrodose measuring an average of 25 mg per dose compared to the average 5 of flower or vape, and its variety of forms.
Keep reading to learn more about the history of 710 Day and how you can celebrate it this year!
What Does the Term 710 Mean?
Like many cannabis terms, the exact origin of this holiday is difficult to pinpoint. Some people think that 710 and other cannabis terms have something to do with the Grateful Dead. Because of the band’s cannabis use, they became iconic in many things to do with cannabis including codewords and slang. The band’s residential address and mecca for fans is 710 Ashbury Street in California, which could be connected to the term 710.
Others feel that 710 came from a joke due to the old oil caps in cars. Allegedly, it was not uncommon for someone to walk into a mechanic shop and ask for a 710 cap, met with confused stares from the staff. A 180° rotation of the cap shows it’s OIL...not 710.
Still, one more theory with some sound proof is that 710 originated from artist TaskRok, group name Task & Linus. In 2011, the group came out with an album called “The Movement,” which included several not-so-subtle references to cannabis concentrates, including songs “7:10” and “Boil That Oil.” Many cite TaskRok as the father of 710, using his Instagram account as evidence of the first occurrence of the term on social media, where it spread like wildfire.
No matter the actual origins of the term, Dab Day (as its affectionately been dubbed) is now ingrained in cannabis culture, solidifying the macrodosing of OIL as a category of its own, worth celebrating on its own.
Is 710 the Same as 420?
The dates 7/10 and 4/20 are viewed as similar holidays among cannabis users. 710 is celebrated on July 10th and 420 is celebrated on April 20th. While both codewords for cannabis-friendly, 710 and 420 have vastly different backstories, with 420’s slightly easier to trace. It’s believed the number comes from a group of California teens in the ‘70s searching for a hidden marijuana treasure at 4:20 each day. The term eventually went on the road with and was made popular by the Grateful Dead. 420 has only grown in popularity since the ‘70s and as legalization of medical and recreational marijuana has occurred.
On both days, a huge celebration is held among cannabis consumers to encourage the use of marijuana, appreciate the many ways it can be consumed and the vast number of potential benefits it may provide. While these celebrations were once hush-hush, as cannabis legalization and use continues to rise, more and more people are recognizing these dates as a cause for public recognition. A quick search on social media will paint a picture of their newfound prevalence - there are 42.5 MILLION #420 posts and 11.5 MILLION #710!
How to Celebrate 710
If you want to celebrate 710 as a part of the cannabis community, then concentrates should be the top of your list of things to include in your activities.
Many marijuana dispensaries will offer great deals and sales on a variety of concentrates to help enhance the festivities. 710 is the perfect day to stock up on your favorite concentrates, add more forms to your repertoire, or even test a new device. One of the most exciting pieces of the cannabis industry is there are constant changes and innovations in products and hardware - you don’t want to miss out on them, and the holiday is the perfect time to explore.
Some of the more popular types of cannabis concentrates include:
Distillate is a highly concentrated oil produced using ethanol extraction methods. The distillation process separates the desired viscous material from the solvent, and actives THCA (THC in its acidic form) to THC, allowing for oral dosing with the simple syringe. Dosing is made easiest with the lightest of warming - we suggest holding it in the crook of your elbow for a few seconds. Rapid onset of effects with distillate can be achieved by inhaling through vaporization using a concentrate device, like the Puffco Plus of Terp Pen. It can also be combusted with flower, either atop a bowl or added to a joint, to help provide more potent system-wide relief.
You can learn more about MÜV Distillate Oil here.
This extract is carefully produced using a combination of solvents and plant matter. The viscous material is then poured onto slabs where any residual solvent is burned off or purged. The purging process results in a glass like appearance. Shatter is considered one of the most beautiful types of cannabis concentrates - and the easiest to handle. The concentrate is called shatter because of its translucent appearance and brittle texture that quite literally
shatters like glass, easily dosed with fingers or a dab tool. It is a beautiful golden color, though hues vary depending on the strain’s terpene profile, and is most often vaped or dabbed, though it can be added to whole flower.
You can learn more about MÜV Cannabis Shatter here.
This cannabis concentrate has a dryer consistency and a honeycomb-like texture. It crumbles easily, lending the name, making it an ideal option to add to a bowl of flower or your next hand-rolled joint. This wax concentrate is made through an extraction process, similar to shatter, using a chemical solvent such as ethanol, though butane and CO2 are often used. The viscous extract is then agitated to add air pockets and achieve the honeycomb texture, then placed into a vacuum oven for purging. Though it may seem more terpene-rich by nose, don’t be fooled! Shatter and crumble of the same strain will result in similar terpene and cannabinoid milligrams. The scent of crumble seems stronger due to its 3D texture, compared to the flat, thin 2D texture of shatter.
You can learn more about MÜV Cannabis Crumble here.
Live rosin is a highly sought after concentrate as it does not require a solvent to produce, rendering it solvent-free.
The concentrate starts with flash-frozen whole flower, which preserves the plant’s living terpene profile and lends the descriptor “live.” The frozen flower is then plunged into an ice water bath to remove the desired trichomes, which produce the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. An ice water bath is the ideal extraction method as the trichomes are easily and gently knocked off the wet flower without bringing undesired plant matter, like leaves. This slurry, slushy trichome mix is then dried in a freeze dryer, and pressed using only heat and pressure to produce a creamy concentrate reminiscent in texture of peanut butter or caramel.
You can learn more about MÜV Live Ice Water Extract Rosin here.
RSO is a full extract cannabis oil meant to be taken orally or applied topically, never inhaled as it truly contains all components of the plant, including chlorophyll.The extract is made utilizing a solvent to extract cannabinoids, flavanoids and terpenes, resulting in a very dark, very viscous concentrate. The most common solvent used to produce RSO is room temperature grain alcohol, like ethanol. RSO is the cannabis oil concentrate you've been dreaming of, pun intended - Rick Simpson Oil is said to be one of the most potent forms of cannabis concentrate, offering its users a dreamy or sedative effect. RSO, like distillate, is housed in a measured syringe and is significantly more viscous than the golden-hued concentrate.
You can learn more about MÜV RSO Cannabis Syringe here.
Where to Find the Best Cannabis Products
Whatever way you wish to celebrate 710 is up to you. With all the events and 710 Day deals, now is the perfect time to try something new. You might even fall in love with a new favorite product!
You can find all your cannabis products including concentrates, flower, vape cartridges, edibles, oil products, topicals, and more at MÜV Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in Florida. Our products are made based on the scientific research and development of Ph.D. scientists who are passionate about cannabis and desire to educate the world in the many ways cannabis can be used as medicine. Our team is comprised of experts in the field who have dedicated themselves to providing the community with the safest and highest quality cannabis products.
Here at MÜV we offer a number of deals every day, including a new patient discount, cannabis patient travel discount for those who travel over 100 miles, senior citizen discount for those 55 years and older, pediatrics discounts for those under 18 years of age, veterans discount and a patient referral program that provides you with a credit and then person referred by you a discount.
It doesn’t have to be 710 or 420 to visit a MÜV Dispensary. Check us out online or in person to talk to an expert MedTender or Patient Care Team Member about all your cannabis needs. We are always happy to assist you in answering your questions, reviewing our products with you, or discussing what delivery methods are best suited for your medical needs.