July 10, 2014

How 7/10 Became The National Hash Holiday

July 10, 2014
oil-dabs

By Barry Bard

What are Dabs?

Fundamentally, “Dabs” are hash. Unlike traditional hashish, the term describes hash extracted with Butane, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, or Solventless. Thus, “Dabs” are a more potent form of hash that comes in varying forms. Like traditional hash, extract artists use techniques that ultimately pull out resin, trichomes, and THC, binding them together for a far more dense and potent substance than cannabis. Unlike hash, the “Dab” extraction process is a more thorough approach that maximizes the concentration of the THC present in cannabis.

Before we go in Dab-Depth, here’s an Infographic that describes the basics of Dabs in visual form-and why 7/10 holds a special meaning for hash heads:

What are dabs

What Are Dabs and 710? – An infographic by the team at On July 10 the marijuana community celebrates cannabis concentrates commonly referred to as “DABS”

oil-dabs

Why 7/10?

The cannabis community celebrities dabs and cannabis concentrates on July 10 with festivals because “710” upside down spells “OIL” a common acronym for dabs and a form dabs often take. Thus, “7/10” has come to represent “The Day of Dabs” in recent years.

Wiz-dabs
Thanks to celebrity stoners like Wiz Khalifa and Action Bronson, Dabs have recently seen a surge in mainstream acceptance

Dab functions as both noun and a verb.

In noun form, a “Dab” is one hit of cannabis concentrate, varying in size based on the consumer’s tolerance and preference. In verb form, “Dabbing” represents the act of consuming a cannabis concentrate. Dabs vary in size depending on the consumer’s experience and desired high.

hitman-rig

How Does One Dab?

There are three main methods to consume dabs. The first two methods use a rig, a modified traditional water bong sculpted for dabbing. The first rig method utilizes either a titanium, quartz, or ceramic nail and a Creme-Brulee blow torch And a standard kitchen blow torch. The torch heats the nail up and then a “dabber”, which is just a usually glass or titanium vehicle to place the dab. The “dabber” heats the nail up with a torch, and then uses a “dabber” to place hash on the heated nail. The Dab then melts Dabs vaporize not melt! and a THC-filled smoke cloud fills up the rig and enters the consumer’s lung and is inhaled into the consumer’s lungs.. The second rig method uses an Electronic Nail (an “E-Nail), which plugs into an outlet and electronically heats up a rig. The third and final method is through portable vaporizers, on to which has is placed and an electronic, battery powered vaporizer heats up the Dab.

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