What is 710? Dab Day 710 Events in Denver 2016
What is 710? If you're asking this, you're not alone. Many stoners have heard of 710 but are still wondering what it's all about and what are the origins of 710 as a marijuana holiday. Here's what you need to know about 710, along with some suggestions for celebrating with 710 events in Denver.
Why is 710 a marijuana holiday?
The idea for 710 originated in 2010 during a conversation on TinyChat between Dabbers Daily co-founder Taskrok and some friends from Healthstone and BeeHive Oil. Taskrok's friends were saying that smoking dabs should have its own special time of day, just like smoking weed is associated with 4:20. Taskrok had a flash of inspiration that 7:10 is the word “oil” turned upside-down, and the group agreed that this would indeed be the perfect time for ingesting dabs. (If you don't know already, dabs are marijuana concentrates in oil, wax, shatter, or resin form, that are smoked to produce a more powerful high.) The idea expanded to include not only the time 7:10, but also the date 7/10. When the idea first originated, it was already past July 10th, so the first official 710 festivities didn't take place until 2011.
The first public announcement about 710 as a new stoner holiday was a post made on Tokecity. The idea quickly spread and soon national media outlets like High Times were publicizing this brand-new weed holiday and cannabis companies were searching for ways to cash in. Events like the 710 Cup emerged, as well as strains, private clubs, societies, and more all bearing the moniker “710”. Taskrok had intended for 710 to be more of a grassroots movement, and had never expected or desired the commercialization of the holiday. Despite the commercial aspects, though, Taskrok remains a strong supporter of the 710 dab day holiday and seems pleased to have had a role in its creation. In an interview with Mitchell Colbert writing for The Leaf Online, Taskrok said in an interview that “became pretty excited as 710 grew in popularity.”
Of course, Taskrok was by no means the first person to discover that 710 spells “oil” if you look at it upside-down, but he does indeed seem to be the first to associate it with cannabis oil and accidentally/on purpose make a holiday out of it. Today, Taskrok continues making an impact on cannabis culture through HighlyEducated TI, which manufactures a line of dabbing accessories including nails, e-nails, carb caps, and more. He's also a rapper who, along with his friend Linus, released an album titled Task and Linus “The Movement” in honor of 710 and the dabbing movement in general.
710 Events in Denver
Unfortunately the Denver 710 Cup for 2016 has been cancelled due to “unforseen circumstances” according to the event's website, but there are still some fun 710 events in Denver you might want to check out.
710 events in Denver include the Cannazaar, a celebration of cannabis culture held at Cluster Studios in central Denver. This 710 event features live entertainment, outdoor games, food, vendors, art, dance, performance artists, theatrics, themed cannabis party buses from My420 Tours, and more. The My420 Tours cannabis buses feature different themes, from funk to edm to latin reggae. Tickets to the event are free but donations are welcome to benefit Denver Norml. The Cannazaar will be held on 7/10/16 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00pm at Cluster Studios located at 3888 Steele St. in Denver.
Learn how to make dabs on Dab Day! What better way to celebrate 710 than with a hash-making class? Hosted by Colorado Cannabis Tours, the class includes a hands-on cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make budder and hash as well as chocolates and tinctures. As long as you're a resident of Colorado, you will be able to take your creations home with you at the end of the class. The lesson costs $145 per student, but just think of all the money you'll save when you can make your own budder for the next 710!
Last-Minute 710 Party!
You can always host your own 710 celebration. Just don't forget to pick up some concentrates and have a few dab rigs on hand so everyone can indulge together. If you want to know where to score the best concentrate deals denver dispensaries have going for 710, check out CannaSaver for money-saving marijuana coupons and go to Weedmaps to find the nearest dispensary. You'll be able to choose the best dispensary for concentrates near you, and you'll know you're getting the best shatter deals in denver and the best wax deals denver is serving up this 710 holiday.