By now, most folks throughout the US and beyond have heard of ‘420‘ and are well familiar with reference to the so-called stoner holiday. However, we have a more recent 3-digit cannabis code to embed in the community which, even many cannabis lovers aren’t yet familiar with “710.” That is, unless you’re a fan of concentrates.
The term 710 has become popular within the past few years. And like 420, this newer term does not have a verified originator. July 10th, or 710, would be recognized as the dab holiday amongst enthusiasts of resin concentrates such as wax, shatter, or hash oil. 710 may not be as popular as 420 but the popularity is rising along with the rise of concentrate usage. If you’re unfamiliar, concentrates are made by extracting the THC and/or CBD from the cannabis plant using high pressure and gas, like butane or carbon dioxide. The finished process results in a sticky oil that can then be used in vape pens, edibles, tinctures, capsules, patches and other like products. Resin can also produce shatter, wax, crumble, sugar or any form of hashish to be used for high heat vaping, more popularly known as “dabbing.”
As mentioned prior, no one is positively sure who coined the term 710. Many cannabis entrepreneurs, however, are very much responsible for the continual popularization of concentrates. According to the Marijuana Business Journal, retail dispensary sales records saw the sale of concentrates increase by 125% last year alone. With the holiday date soon approaching, many dispensaries will be guaranteed to feature 710 specials and discounts to celebrate the holiday. Likely, many cannabis themed-events will take place as well.
As with anything that becomes popular, it tends to get questioned. In the case of concentrates it has followed suit. One common question around 710 culture is, how safe is it to routinely consume highly concentrated THC? Since the federal government has deemed the plant as not having any medical value, proper test funding has yet to be dispersed to agencies that would be able to provide any accurate determinations. Concentrates, when properly produced by legally licensed facilities, would pose less harm than alcohol or illegal drugs. PBS was led by this need for investigation to produce a news piece titled “How Safe is Super-Concentrated Marijuana?” back in December 2016. Concentrates can be quite powerful, bringing a higher degree of relief to medical patients. The concentrate market is growing rapidly though seemingly still in its beginning stages in terms of its huge potential to come. The more information that can be acquired for research will only benefit the community in assuring that the safest products are accessible.
710 Fun Facts …
If you have ever typed “80085” in a calculator and saw that it reads as “BOOBS,” it is similar with typing in 710 because when flipped upside down, it reads OIL. (*Our friends at canna-beauty skincare company Potency 710 actually hipped us to this.)
710 like 420 is also celebrated at that particular time of the day, i.e. 7:10pm, 4:20am, etc.
The Long Beach Freeway in Los Angeles, CA is Interstate 710.
On 7/10 in 1913, Death Valley, CA reached 134 ° which is the HIGHEST temperature ever recorded in the United States.
7/10 is convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby’s birthday. She is now free but had served nine years in prison.
And finally, there are 710 calories in a Taco Bell AM Sausage crunchwrap.
By Tracy Jerome Chisley (@PoeticPanther)
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