At Honest Marijuana, we’re as 710 friendly as they come. But that doesn’t mean we’re 420 unfriendly. Far from it! We love all things marijuana and welcome whatever number you want to throw out there.
What does all that mean? Read on to find out.
In this article, the all-things-cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana decipher the 710 code and reveal exactly what 710 friendly means.
It All Starts With Jargon
Like most things in the cannacommunity, the first step in understanding is learning a new word or two. Why? Because it all starts with ganja jargon.
Most weed terms are a code of sorts that stoners of yore used in order to talk openly about consuming cannabis — an activity that, for the longest time, was illegal.
So, this jargon was, essentially, born from necessity. Cannabis enthusiasts had to have a way to communicate without parents, teachers, principals, and police officers becoming wise.
This also explains why there are so many weed terms: the slang had to constantly evolve as those who tried to curtail cannabis use figured out the lingo.
This is one explanation for the myriad words we use to stay under the radar when talking about cannabis.
But, if cannabis is legal in most places nowadays, why do we still use jargon, and why is new slang being invented every day?
Because it’s fun, that’s why! And because it creates a community of like-minded individuals who share a common language and who love Mary Jane.
What does all this have to do with 710 and 710 friendly? Both are slang terms for very specific aspects of cannabis culture.
710 Is Code For Concentrates
Concentrates (a.k.a. extracts) are just what their name implies: concentrated versions of the original marijuana buds.
Through a process called solvent extraction, the trichomes and other chemical goodies that make up the psychoactive and medicinal components of the cannabis plant are stripped from the plant matter.
When the stripping process has run its full course, all that’s left are the cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, etc.), the terpenes, the flavonoids, and a concentrate that is more potent than the bud from which it came.
Concentrates come in many different forms, including:
The base of all these concentrates, however, is oil — the extraction process yields an oil (of varying viscosity) that you can then manipulate to wind up with one of the forms mentioned above.
So, where does 710 come from? You’ll have to change your perspective to find out.
From OIL To 710
Remember that pretty much every word in the pot smoker’s “lingua canna” is jargon, slang, or code. The word “oil,” as we discussed above, is no exception.
Not content to rest on their laurels, oil enthusiasts took it one step further and coined a new slang word to refer to the original slang word — a code within a code, if you will.
In the process, they literally turned the jargon on its head.
Here’s a visual representation of how they went from OIL to 710.
Still not clear? Here’s a way you can do it yourself.
- Write OIL (in all caps) on a piece of paper
- Put a pin in the center of the “I” (don’t damage whatever surface the paper’s on), or just place your pointer finger (left or right, it doesn’t matter) on the “I”
- While holding your pointer finger still, rotate the paper 180° left or right (half a circle) with the other hand (the paper should spin around the middle of the “I”)
Voila! You just transformed OIL into 710.
A New Cannabis Subculture
With the rise in popularity of concentrates in recent years, a subculture developed in the cannabis community.
These dabbing aficionados — or 710 enthusiasts, if you will — gather together in their love of waxy weed much like car enthusiasts often divide into Chevy camps and Ford camps.
This new group within a group needed some way to identify themselves to other 710 enthusiasts. That’s where 710 friendly comes in.
What Is 710 Friendly?
So far in this article, we’ve established three important facts:
- Oil is slang for concentrates and the different ways you can use them
- 710 is slang for oil (and, by extension, concentrates and the different ways you can use them)
- 710 enthusiasts have become a cannabis subculture of sorts
That brings us, then, to the next question: What is 710 friendly?
Oil Welcome Here
Simply put, 710 friendly means that oil, its products, and its methods of consumption (most commonly dabbing) are welcome in a certain location.
So, if you see a sign on a dispensary door that says, “710,” or, “710 Friendly,” it’s an indication that concentrates are sold there and that concentrate enthusiasts are encouraged to go in.
And these signs aren’t reserved solely for dispensaries. You might see 710 on a shirt. You might see it on a bumper sticker.
There are even 710 friendly tags all over social media that you can use to find the cannabis concentrate community on your chosen platform.
Regardless of where you find the words “oil,” “710,” or “710 friendly,” it all comes back to the fact that consuming cannabis concentrates is the order of the day.
Experienced Stoners Only
In many ways, 710 friendly also indicates that you’re rubbing elbows with experienced stoners.
By their very nature, cannabis oil and other concentrates are not meant for the first-time tokers. Concentrates are very potent, and, if not used correctly and in moderation, can get the uninitiated extremely high in no time.
Eventually, then, they’ll graduate into dabbing cannabis concentrates and gain admittance to the 710 friendly club.
Very few newbies will jump right from nothing to dabbing an oil. This would be like going from kindergarten right into 12th grade, or not knowing how to drive right into piloting an F1 race car or an 18-wheeler.
The jump from one to the next isn’t a good idea and can be dangerous to boot.
710 friendly is like seeing a high school diploma on a person’s wall or a CDL rating on their license — you know they’ve got the experience and the training necessary to handle their stuff.
710 Friendly = Cannabis Friendly
Of course, 710 friendly also means cannabis friendly.
Because consuming concentrates is a small part of the cannabis community as a whole, the very fact that an establishment, chat room, or individual is 710 friendly means that it or they accept marijuana and marijuana use in all its forms.
Just because you see 710 somewhere, it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) mean that those who prefer joints or blunts or bongs or edibles aren’t welcome.
If nothing else, the cannabis community is all about inclusion and having a good time — regardless of the form it takes.
So, don’t discriminate or feel discriminated against. 710 friendly is just a way to advertise that you enjoy cannabis concentrates.
When it comes right down to it, we all like the same thing whether we consume it as raw bud or cannabis concentrate.
The Best 710 Friendly Experience On The Planet
If you’re in search of an out-of-this-world 710 friendly experience, make these the words you live by:
Quality in equals quality out.
Why is quality so important when it comes to wax, shatter, budder, and pretty much every other extract you can think of?
Sure, you can save money by purchasing an oil made from regs and mids, but you’ll get a low-quality final product that might not give you the effects you’re after.
For the best 710 friendly experience, buy a high-quality concentrate made with all-natural ingredients from a reputable source like Honest Marijuana and try before you DIY.
Our Honest Wax is the first concentrate that captures the essence of each individual strain in the most honest and pure representation possible.
We derive our wax from the whole plant using the highest quality flower, groundbreaking preservation methods, and industry-leading extraction methods.
Because of that, you can rest easy that you have a concentrate that truly resembles the flowers on the stalk and offers the highest levels of THC and terpenes with the smoothness of an organically-grown product. Honest Wax truly does deliver on all levels!
If you live in Colorado, find some Honest Marijuana — be it bud or wax — and discover what the purest marijuana experience on the planet feels like. You won’t be sorry.
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