710 has become the 420 of cannabis concentrates.
It started out as more of a fairy tale than reality, but lo and behold, 710 has cemented itself as the latest unofficial stoner holiday. As cannabis extraction methods continue to rise in popularity and quality with advancements in technology and new research, 710 is expected to become even bigger.
Everyone and their mom knows that 420 takes place every year on April 20th. Or twice a day at 4:20, depending on how often you wish to celebrate. The term 420 was coined to symbolize the celebration of all things weed.
But now, the culture has gotten even more specific. “710” is a term that has recently gained traction in the cannabis world as a way to specifically celebrate marijuana concentrates.
What Is 710?
710 takes place on, you guessed it, July 10th — the same way that 420 refers to April 20th. This date was simply chosen for the fact that 710 looks like the word “oil” upside down. Seems like a no briner right?
Just like 420 is a time for sparking up, 710 is a time for dabbers to pull out their rigs and dab to their heart out.
Comparably to 420, the origins of 710 are enveloped in rumor and mystery. It is first believed to have been officially celebrated in 2012 (the year of the first “710 cup”), although celebrations were almost certainly taking place before then. The legalization of cannabis (and concentrates) in several US states over the following years significantly contributed to its spread.
Is 710 here to stay?
Maybe. It has definitely gained popularity as of late, but only time will tell.
With the expansion of the legalization movement, the increase in popularity of concentrates, and advancements in extraction techniques, concentrates and 710 are expected to stick around for the foreseeable future.