So what exactly is 710? Also referred to as Oil Day or Dab Day, 7/10 has grown to be the second biggest weed holiday after 4/20. The day has become a bit of a movement in itself, celebrating all things concentrates and oils, including shatter, butter, sauce, crumble, and more.
Whether you’re an experienced dabber or you’re new to cannabis, concentrates offer many forms to meet your needs. Experienced smokers will enjoy the concentrated THC levels and taste of extracts while novices will be better served by low THC vapes or cannabis capsules. Whatever your level of experience or preference, 710 is plenty of reason to celebrate.
While there isn’t a definitive record of when or how 710 started, legend has it, it all began with a group of individuals looking to push cannabis concentrates to the mainstream. After a little imagination and a lot of cannabis, it was discovered that OIL read upside-down spells 710.
While the origin of the 710 remains a bit of a mystery, here is an easy breakdown of some of the most commonly used terms around the holiday.
History Behind 710
Unlike the history behind 420, no one really seems to know the history behind 710. People just began talking about it one year, around the time that dabbing began to really take off. As a matter of fact 710 didn’t even appear anywhere online until it made Urban Dictionary back in 2011. Even then, there was only a short and rather vague definition of the term. There was certainly no mention of the history of the term.
This is probably because the history of 710 is one of the biggest mysteries of the stoner community, if not one of the biggest mysteries on the internet. If you google “history of 710” you’ll get two different results: articles speculating on the history behind the term and articles about the 710 aka the San Diego freeway.
Concentrates vs Extracts
The terms “concentrate” and “extract” are sometimes used interchangeably but each has a different meaning. All extracts are concentrates but not all concentrates are extracts.
Concentrates are a diverse group of products that contain concentrated parts of the cannabis plant and can be made in a variety of ways. Concentrates are also used to make vapes, topicals, edibles, and more. Extracts, on the other hand, are a specific type of concentrate made using solvents such as BHO, RSO, and CO2.
Extracts include products like sauce, shatter, butter, crumble – all made using solvents.
Non-extract concentrates include products like rosin, kief, and hash – all made using pressure, heat, and/or non-solvents like water.
The product names of extracts can be confusing at first but once you understand the lingo, the names tell you a lot about what you’re buying from the extraction process that was used to the final consistency. “Live resin shatter” or “trim run crumble” describe the starting material, when it was extracted, and the final consistency.
Considered to be the highest quality extracts, live resin is created by performing the extraction process before the cannabis plant has been dried or cured. This process best maintains the full terpene profile of the cannabis plant and is therefore more flavorful and complex.
Cannabis flower or whole nugs are used as the base for nug run extracts. Nug run differs from live resin in the amount of time between plant harvest and extraction. With nug run (and trim run), the cannabis plant is harvested and then allowed to dry or cure before extraction begins.
Cannabis trim or loose leaves are used as the base for the extract. Considered by most as a lower quality than live resin and nug run, trim run is usually a more affordable option for those looking for an extract experience at a good price.
Named for its similarities to glass, shatter is hard and translucent but fragile with a potential to break off or “shatter”. Shatter is a result of raw extract being transferred on to a flat slab and then left untouched during the purging process.
Similar to shatter, except it has a softer taffy-like texture making it easier for dabbing. The name refers to the act of pulling the extracts so it stretches and eventually snaps, like taffy.
Soft concentrate that can vary in texture, look, and color. As the name suggests, waxes resemble candle wax and are also known as budder, badder, crumble, or honeycomb depending on their texture.
Wax that is then purged to create an even drier texture. The result resembles chunky sponge-like crumbs.
Wax that is whipped and agitated to a “cake batter” consistency.
Sauce has a more watery texture and usually resembles apple sauce.
True to its name, sugar has a grainy texture similar to moist sugar.
This list is a basic overview and if you’re interested in learning more, our budtenders are here to answer any and all of your questions. Stop in a store, give us a call, drop us an email, or message us on social media. We’ll be happy to walk you through our selection of concentrates and answer any questions you have.
Whatever form of concentrate you prefer, 710 is a great day to enjoy the benefits of cannabis products sold by our dispensary. Please remember to always enjoy responsibly and if you need some ideas on how to enjoy being high in quarantine, check out this article from Leafly.