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710 Day: What is National Dab Day?

here are two days that most cannabis enthusiasts love to celebrate. You likely know the big one—420—but have you heard of National Dab Day? Celebrated on 7/10 every year, this holiday has been gaining in popularity over the last decade. 

So what is 710? Why is it considered National Oil Day or National Dab Day? In this guide, we’ll share everything we know about this fun summertime holiday, including:

  • Why is 7/10 Dab Day?
  • What is Dabbing?
  • What is the History Behind National Dab Day?
  • What Do You Need to Celebrate National Dab Day?
  • FAQs About National Dab Day

Why is 7/10 Dab Day?

National Oil Day, or National Dab Day, is a day devoted to the art of “dabbing,” and it’s typically marked by enjoying some form of cannabis oil, wax, or shatter. To do this, the cannabis connoisseur places a small amount of concentrate in the dab rig and consumes the vapor. By dabbing these cannabis concentrates, consumers can produce a quicker, more powerful effect. As a bonus, with the right concentrate, dabbing can also be more flavorful due to the different aromas and terpenes. 

What is Dabbing?

Dabbing is a term used for the method of consuming cannabis concentrates like resin, shatter, and wax. When dabbing, the concentrate is placed in a dab tool like a dab rig or dab pen. The dab tool turns the concentrate into a vapor that the cannabis enthusiast then inhales. One of the many concentrates that are dabbed is cannabis oil, which is one good reason why National Oil Day is also called National Dab Day.

What is the History Behind National Dab Day?

Like many things in the cannabis world, National Dab Day’s start is shrouded in mystery. A well-known rapper claims he thought of 710 in 2011 while chatting with his friends online. He then added 710 to a rap album that he released, and the rest, as some cannabis enthusiasts say, is history.

No matter where 710 originated, it entered the mainstream when LA Weekly reported on it in an article in 2013. The article then turned into a celebration, the 710 Cup, and from there, the day continued to gain popularity. Now, we use 7/10 to celebrate concentrates and dabbing, and most dispensaries run sales on that day the same way they do for 4/20.

What Do You Need to Celebrate National Dab Day?

You can celebrate National Dab Day however you like, but there are a few things you might want to include to get in the spirit of the day. They include:

  • Concentrates: Dabbing is usually done using concentrates, so be sure to stock up on your favorite products for National Dab Day. You can choose anything from THC distillates to resin and budder. Just be sure you have enough on hand to give 710 its due.

  • Dab Equipment: You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy dabbing. You can opt for simple dab rigs or dab pens that are easy to operate. If you’re not sure what type of dab equipment to try, ask your budtender. They’ll point you to what they have in stock and teach you how to use it.

  • Infused Pre-Rolls or Moon Rocks: National Dab Day is also called National Oil Day, and that means you don’t necessarily have to dab to enjoy the day. If you like to smoke concentrates, simply add a little bit of cannabis oil to your joint to create infused pre-rolls or some concentrate to your flower to create Moon Rocks and enjoy. The best part about cannaholidays is that you can celebrate them however you want.

Answering FAQs About National Dab Day

Because it’s the lesser-known of the two most popular holidays in our industry, we get regular questions about 7/10. Here are a few of them and our answers:

When is National Dab Day?
7/10 or 710 is considered National Dab Day for one specific reason—when you turn 710 upside down, it looks like OIL. It's the perfect number to represent cannabis oil and many other cannabis concentrates.

What does the slang term “710” mean?
710 is slang for oil because if you turn 710 upside down, it looks like OIL. Cannabis oil is one of the many concentrates that can be used when “dabbing.”

Are there deals on concentrates for 7/10 day?
Yes! You’ll find many adult-use dispensaries celebrate the day by passing along savings to their customers.

Celebrate National Dab Day

Even if you don’t like to dab, you can still celebrate National Dab Day by heading to your dispensary and taking advantage of the dab day deals they have available. Pick up your favorite products, whether they’re concentrates, flower, edibles, or something else, and enjoy them. It’s the spirit of 7/10 that counts more than the products you use to celebrate. Plus, it’s a great day to treat yourself to some of your preferred marijuana products without breaking the bank.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in New York and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.