Welcome aboard Flight 710! This special journey leads us to a lesser-known but rapidly ascending peak in the cannabis culture landscape. Just like its famous sibling, the 420 holiday, 710 Day, is a high-flying celebration cherished by the cannabis community. Its essence lies in the appreciation of cannabis concentrates — the oils, the wax, and all the complex concoctions that offer cannabis consumers a rich and purer experience.
A History of International Dab Day
The legacy of 710 Day is intertwined with the zeitgeist of the early 2010s, and credit for this inventive term goes to the hip-hop artist TaskRok. The genesis of 710 occurred during a virtual dab session in a TinyChat chat room in 2010. It was in this digital huddle that TaskRok and a few luminaries from the cannabis community performed a little linguistic gymnastics, flipping the word “oil” to arrive at the now iconic “710.”
The first rumblings of 710 on the cultural radar appeared on TokeCity on July 10th, 2011 – fittingly, 7/10. Following closely behind was a more refined elucidation on Urban Dictionary, with Marijuana.com hopping on the 710 bandwagon by 2012. By 2013, the term had caught the attention of the mainstream media, finding a spot in an LA Weekly article. So, here’s to 710 – a modern toast to the evolution of cannabis culture.
How to Celebrate 710 Day
While the traditional way to celebrate 710 Day involves using a dab rig to vaporize cannabis concentrates, the modern cannabis consumer has more options than ever. Today, you can find a myriad of cannabis oil products, from vape pens to infused pre-rolls, that simplify the process of consuming cannabis oil. So to make it easy, we’ll break down the basics of what you’ll need to get the most out of your 710 Day experience.
- Dab rig or other vaping device: If you want to take a traditional dab, you’ll need a dab rig and the necessary attachments to get it going.
- Nail or E-nail: A nail is a cylindrical piece that fits onto the dab rig and serves as a platform for heating up the extract. Usually, it’s made of ceramic, quarts or metal. If you have an e-nail, you can precisely set your desired temperature.
- Dabber: This tool handles cannabis extracts when loading them onto the nail or bowl on the rig.
- Torch: A torch or butane lighter is used to heat up the nail for vaporization.
- Carb cap: This is a tool used to cover the heated nail and contain the vapor.
- Pearls: Pearls are glass spheres that can be added to the nail for a more efficient vaporization process.
- Cannabis concentrates/extracts: There are various extracts to choose from — badder, budder, sugar wax, hash oil, shatter — you name it.
Beyond this, always have cleaning tools on hand to help keep your hits nice and fresh.
There are also numerous events, such as National Dab Day and Oregon’s Camp Sesh, and your local dispensary might be throwing a 710 bash of its own.
Fly High, Safely & Responsible
710 Day may be a holiday for consuming cannabis, but safety and responsible use are crucial. There are a few key things to have on hand and understand:
- Know your limits — the effects of dabbing concentrates can be intense, so start low and go slow.
- Understand your products — read the labels carefully and look for test results to ensure you’re getting what you pay for.
- Be aware of your surroundings — Respect the space and people around you and ensure you’re in a well-ventilated area.
- Have a stash of snacks, plenty of water, and chill music — this is essential to ensure your 710 Day experience goes smoothly. A good snack, lots of water, and a comfortable environment make all the difference.
It’s also essential to be aware of the legal status of cannabis in your area and to respect those boundaries. As cannabis legalization continues to spread, we urge everyone to be a responsible passenger on this flight.
Take Flight with Airfield’s Cannabis Concentrates
710 Day, though a newer entrant on the cannabis scene, holds a unique place in the community, underpinning the evolution of cannabis consumption methods and the growing appreciation for cannabis concentrates.
As we touchdown on this special day, we hope you enjoy the holiday responsibly. Whether you’re a long-time consumer or this is your first time hearing about 710 Day, the day belongs to the community and serves as a reminder of its unity and camaraderie. Shop the best concentrates in town and show your support for 710 Day with Airfield Supply Co.
Enjoy the ride and happy 710 Day!