In the world of cannabis culture, a variety of jargons, symbols, and numbers are used to communicate, celebrate, and express solidarity. Among these, the numbers 420 and 710 have earned a special significance. While many people are familiar with 420 and its association with cannabis, 710 is less widely recognized outside of the cannabis community. Let's explore the importance of 710, the holiday, and what it represents in the cannabis world.
The Origin of 710
The term 710 is often described as the "new 420", a reference to the universally recognized time (4:20 pm) and date (April 20th) for celebrating cannabis. But why 710? It's a number that, when turned upside down, spells 'OIL'. In the context of cannabis, 'OIL' is a reference to cannabis concentrates or oils, a potent form of cannabis extract that has risen dramatically in popularity over the past decade.
This number and its subsequent holiday came to prominence in the 2010s, as cannabis legalization began to spread across the United States and the popularity of dabbing, a method of consuming cannabis concentrates, grew.
710: A Celebration of Cannabis Concentrates
July 10th (7/10) is now celebrated as Oil Day, or Dab Day, a day to appreciate the world of cannabis concentrates. These are highly potent forms of cannabis that come in various forms such as wax, shatter, rosin, and of course, oil. These products are often vaporized or "dabbed" using a special rig, offering a clean, flavorful, and powerful cannabis experience that goes beyond traditional flower consumption.
While 420 remains a general celebration of cannabis, 710 focuses specifically on these concentrated products. The holiday highlights the evolution of cannabis consumption methods and the technological advancements in the industry.
The Significance of 710
The significance of 710 in the cannabis community goes beyond a simple celebration. It represents the continual evolution and maturity of cannabis culture. As consumers become more educated and experienced, many seek out stronger, more refined products. Concentrates have provided a way to meet this demand, allowing for high-potency options that can be tailored for medical or recreational use.
Moreover, the advent of 710 reflects the growing acceptance of cannabis on a broader scale. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, holidays like 710 serve as milestones for the progress that has been made, and the advancements still to come.
Educating and Advocating Through 710
The 710 holiday also serves as an opportunity for advocacy and education. The cannabis community uses this day to spread awareness about the safe and responsible use of concentrates, the benefits of different types of products, and the importance of supporting fair and sensible cannabis legislation.
Additionally, it's a day for the community to reflect on the innovation in cannabis extraction techniques, appreciating the scientific advancement and skills that have contributed to the development of these potent products.
While 710 might seem like just another day to those outside the cannabis community, for enthusiasts and advocates it represents much more. It's a testament to the advancements in the industry, a celebration of concentrated forms of cannabis, and a call for continued education, research, and acceptance of cannabis culture. As we mark each passing year with the celebration of 710, it serves as a reminder of how far the cannabis community has come and a symbol of the progress still to be made.