Happy 710 Day, stoners! For the uninitiated—July 10 is the official holiday of cannabis oil, that angelic substance that is extracted out of cannabis flowers and used to make dabs and vape cartridges. Today is their official day. It’s like 4/20, but an entirely new pot holiday that is, in my opinion, far more appropriate for the age of legal weed.
Four-twenty was once a slightly subversive phrase, spoken between people to quietly indicate that “yes, I too smoke pot.” Back when not everyone smoked weed and, gasp, people could openly hate pot smokers. We live in such a different and friendlier climate (and by we I am referring to those of us who live in enlightened bubbles of the world that have legalized pot) that we need a new cannabis area code.
And that area code is 710. Spelled backward and upside down it looks a bit like the word oil, which is a euphemism for cannabis oil, which is the king product of the legalization movement. Cannabis oil is made by running cannabis flowers through an extraction process that separates the plant matter from pot’s active ingredients, like THC, CBD, and flavorful compounds called terpenes. When you concentrate those compounds together you are left with a sticky, often honey-like substance that can be vaped or dabbed. It’s consistently the fastest growing product category in legal states across the country, and far more popular than edibles.
4/20 is a celebration of flower, it’s a day to smoke massive blunts and rip huge bong bowls. But on July 10, we (again speaking to those of us that live under enlightened governments) inhale vape pens full of plant-matter-free oil and dab little balls of tasty, terpene-rich oils.
So find some locally made cannabis oil and celebrate the wonders of legalization by hitting a vape pen, taking a dab, or just not being a jerk to those who do.