We’ve all heard about 420, but have you heard of 710? It’s probably the second biggest stoner holiday we all have! When you turn the number 710 upside down, you’ll see that it spells the word “oil,” which is exactly what this holiday celebrates.
Turns out, 710 is a relatively new concept, and the holiday started to be celebrated around 2011. The artist TaskRock is credited with creating the term, along with an album released on July 10th, entitled The Movement, in reference to the movement for more dabs!
With all the buzz about concentrates, portable rigs, and increasing tolerances, it begs the question: is 710 the new 420?
What Types of Cannabis Concentrates are Out There?
- Hash or Charas
- Live rosin
- Live resin
- Crystalline or Sugar
- CO2 oil
Tools for Celebrating 7/10
- Blow torch
- Dab rig (glass, or an e-rig)
- Carb cap
- Dab mat
- Dab tool
- Timer (for optimal terps)
- Alcohol pads
- Ardent Concentrate and Infusion Sleeve
- Empty syringe (for gathering homemade FECO or RSO)
How to Have a 710-Friendly Gathering or Event
- Check out our 710 Essentials playlist on Spotify to set the mood.
- Hit up the dispensary and shop special deals on concentrates and vape products to celebrate.
- Make sure there’s plenty of water for all attendees.
- Have some place for guests to sit, in case they get lightheaded.
- Serve unmedicated food with the option to dose up with concentrate activated inside the Ardent Nova or FX.
- Remind all attendees of the golden rule: go low and slow. You can always increase your dose, but it takes time to fade when you consume a bit too much.
- Keep CBD oil and peppercorns handy in case an attendee consumes too much. It’ll help reduce the symptoms almost immediately.
Concentrates that Don’t Need to be Decarbed Before Consuming
- RSO (or Rick Simpson Oil)
- FECO (or Full Extract Cannabis Oil)
These concentrates undergo decarboxylation prior to being processed into their final form, and thus, don’t need to be decarboxylated again before consuming in (or as) an edible.
All other types of concentrate should be decarbed prior to consumption. To make things easy, we recommend decarbing in the Concentrate and Infusion Sleeve.
What to Do with Decarbed Concentrate
- Make potent capsules.
- Turn any food, even takeout, into an instant edible by mixing just a bit of activated concentrate into it.
- Make a sublingual oil tincture.
- Infuse honey, which doesn’t naturally contain the fat to carry cannabinoids.
- Mix with oil, wax, and topical butter for skin creams, moisturizers, and salves.
- Make suppositories.
One exciting thing about infusing with concentrate is that there’s zero loss during the infusion step, since there’s nothing to strain out!
Ardent Community Methodology
“…I grow my own and turn it into concentrates before cooking as well. Besides tincture, you can also turn your flower into hash to cook with. Bubble or dry ice. I prefer dry ice for the ease and quickness…”– Ardent Community Member, Lisa Jane
“I use 1oz of decarbed bud to 1 cup of Everclear. You make a tincture and then you evaporate the alcohol off. It leaves you with a very little amount of a syrupy substance. That’s your FECO. I dilute my FECO with a little MCT oil. You then can put it in food while making it or you can put in capsules or take under the tongue.”– Ardent Community Member, Elizabeth Pratt
If you’re using distillate, Ardent Community Member, Darlene Sharples, recommends adding terpenes to your final product for a full range of medicinal properties.