Learn about why 710 Day is a celebrated cannabis holiday. Written by Tom Searcy
710 Day was founded sometime before 2012, and the term “710” quickly picked up use on social media between cultivators. By 2013 the Chalice Festival emerged and was the first music festival where you could purchase and consume cannabis on site. This would be the first of many events of its kind to follow. Celebrated as a festival of glass, hash, and art, Chalice Festival helped to propel the THC extraction industry.
In 2014 High Times officially added an entry spot for concentrates to compete in their infamous High Times Cannabis Cup. As soon as concentrates hit the widespread cannabis market, they started flying off the shelves. People couldn’t get enough of the terps, high THC content, and all around potency of concentrated cannabis. Modern extract brands are still racing to meet demand for medical marijuana products with small batch and exclusive flavors. It is clear that the people have spoken and they want hash!
In an industry that loves to quarrel about rights and clout, it's a mystery nobody has come forward to claim ownership of this dab day holiday July 10th, known as 7/10, or Oil Day.
When the number sequence of 710 is turned upside down, it spells out “oil,” and this translation was first known to the automotive industry. The oil cap on old vehicles is where it comes from, flip the number upside down and it spells oil like on the cap. This has been adopted by the cannabis industry cultivators who have seen the oil caps on old agricultural machinery and were inspired by their craft and cannabis products.
710 day, July 10th, is a day for celebrating cannabis oil concentrates. This could mean many different things! Some folks enjoy grabbing their favorite hash and sitting back for a day full of dabbing out of their dab rigs, whereas others participate in more event orientated celebrations, like cannabis cups or music festivals. Whatever you decide to do with your 710 celebrations, the main event is the cannabis concentrates.
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Extracting concentrates from the cannabis plant is done in many different methods. Some processes involve solvents and complicated chemistry equipment while others are as simple as using heat and pressure. All of these forms of full melt hash oil have different strengths and weaknesses. Concentrates are usually sold in gram amounts and come in a variety of consistencies, including Rosin, Live Resin, Shatter, Badder, Sugar, Sauce, Diamonds, and more.
Concentrates are popular because you only need a very small amount of concentrated cannabis oil to achieve extremely potent effects. Some users find that they can stretch their concentrates to last longer than flower. One dab is equivalent to about the size of a grain of rice or a tic tac mint, and the effects of such a small amount are akin to smoking an entire joint by yourself. Another reason concentrates get so much love and support is the terpenes. In such a concentrated form, the flavors are louder than flower, more apparent, and seem to have more depth.
710 Day is a great day to celebrate the love of hash. You can find a great variety and selection of cannabis concentrates at March and Ash. Check out some of our favorite selections below.
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