Happy 7/10 from The Weed Blog! If you consume a lot of dabs, then I'm sure you are already aware that today is 7/10, and that 7/10 is a stoner holiday. However, I'm sure some of you are scratching your heads wondering what 7/10, or 710, means. You will see 710 come up a lot today, because after all, it's July 10th, the 'mostly official' stoner dab holiday. Below are my thoughts about the holiday. Of course, if you are a dab historian, and you have exact dates (with proof!) of who started 710 and who declared it a holiday and when, feel free to put it in the comments section:
What Is '710'?
710 is the stoner term used to describe and celebrate marijuana concentrates, similar to how 420 is used. For a very long time 420 was used to describe and celebrate all forms of marijuana, but sometime fairly recently someone decided that marijuana concentrates needed their own holiday and numerical term, and 710 was chosen. 710 was chosen because if you turn the number upside down, it spells 'OIL' which is a term often used when referring to marijuana concentrates like wax, shatter, etc.
What Are Dabs?
I actually wrote an entire article on this topic, but in a nutshell, dabs are concentrated forms of marijuana (hash). The most common forms are made with a solvent like butane or CO2, but there are other ways of making dabs. To read my article that is conveniently titled 'what are dabs' click this link here.
Who 'Invented 710'?
As with most things in marijuana culture, there's no way to know for sure who coined the term 710 and applied it to marijuana concentrates. There are no doubt many, many people out there that claim that they were the ones that started it, or know the person that did. Such things are nearly impossible to prove, so rather than even try, we will just say that someone, sometime in the last handful of years started using the phrase and it stuck.
When Did '710' Become A Stoner Holiday?
Again, such things are very hard to prove. However, I didn't start hearing about 710 celebrations and it being referred to as a stoner holiday until 2013. Does that mean that that's when it started? I doubt it. I'm sure there are people that have been celebrating it longer than that. If someone has been celebrating on 7/10 prior to that, feel free to state so in the comments (which I'm sure there will be many!)
Below is a sweet infographic that WeedMaps put out a couple of years ago and sent over for TWB to use. I think it's a good visual for today's holiday: