This weekend is 710, and we are excited to celebrate with you!
Wait, what’s 710?
Everyone knows about 420, right? Over the past few years, as various cannabis products have become more widely available, a new date has emerged: 710. The explanation of this date comes from how the number “710” looks upside down: like the word “OIL.” While 420 is a date that celebrates the benefits of using all cannabis products, 710 particularly honors cannabis concentrates such as oils, resin, and wax. Cannabis oils are being recognized for their wellness-related properties, and more people are discovering the valuable benefits oils can offer.
710 celebrations were first noted in 2012, the year that Washington and Colorado legalized cannabis. This was a historic step forward for cannabis and helped normalize the consumption of cannabis extracts for a variety of uses. Since 2012, 31 states have either legalized or decriminalized cannabis, while 36 states allow medical use. Commercial cannabis production has expanded, with products being created using the highest standards of quality and safety. Before 2012, most states made it a harsher penalty to possess cannabis oils, concentrates, or wax. On top of that, the quality of many products made with cannabis oils couldn’t be guaranteed and would vary due to how complex the production processes could be.
With expanded production under strict quality mandates, cannabis oil and concentrates can now be guaranteed to be of high quality. Also, with the increased availability and variety of cannabis oil products being offered, more people are experiencing the many benefits of cannabis oil.
It’s more than cause to celebrate-- on 710, experience the epic benefits of cannabis concentrates!
Epic Benefits of Cannabis Concentrates
Cannabis comes in a variety of forms, strains, and concentrates. This 710, we want to bring awareness to cannabis concentrates and oil. You don’t have to smoke extracts. Most consumers choose to vaporize or ingest concentrates for a smoke-free dose form.
Let’s dive into some education on cannabis concentrates.
When you see the term “concentrates” in the cannabis industry, you see an overarching term with several subcategories that fall under it.
Here are some terms you may hear when referring to cannabis concentrates:
“Dabbable” Oils, shatter, or glass
We’ll make come full circle later this summer and do a follow-up to all of the concentrate types listed, but in the spirit of 710, this blog will only refer to cannabis oils. They are created by extracting the active components contained in the cannabis plant. There are many methods used for extraction, but most of our oil is extracted using a fresh flash frozen cannabis method which results in higher quality extracts with more cannabinoids and terpenes intact.
Why Cannabis Oil?
The active components within the cannabis plant are potent, and when those components are concentrated into oil, they can be strong and fast-acting. Because of this, there are two main advantages of using cannabis oil:
Perfect for pain management: Cannabis oils have a long history of use in pain management, and the benefits have been well-documented in treatment for cancer patients, those who have arthritis, and many more ailments.
Potency: Inhaling cannabis smoke can result in effects almost immediately while using our tinctures (which are an oil) can take up to 15-30 minutes to feel an effect. We could say that with oils, you are able to know the amount of cannabinoids you are consuming and dose more efficiently, as well as get a better handle on your ideal cannabis dosage.
Common Cannabis Oil Types
Cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, derived from cannabis. Each has its own benefits, and both can be used in oil form:
CBD oil doesn’t have any intoxicating effects and is often used for inflammation and pain management. You’ll often find it sold as a tincture, like our High Gorgeous Plain Jane High CBD Drops, a dabbable oil, or in capsules.
THC oil can have various effects, depending on each individual. Our friends at Leafly have a list of some short-term side-effects that we wanted to share:
Increased heart rate
Slowed perception of time
“Couch-lock,” or feeling heavy
We encourage you to begin with small increments. You’re always welcome to reach out to us with any questions you may have about dosing. The most popular types are concentrates that can be vaporized (called dabs), tinctures, and capsules.
Both CBD and THC (or even a combination of both) are available in varying potencies, and one of the easiest ways to control the strength of the compound you’ve chosen (or KNOW YOUR DOSE) is by using oil.
Oils can be used in vaporizer cartridges, consumed with food/drinks, or swallowed in a capsule. There are also numerous skincare products that have added cannabis oils. These ointments are rubbed into the skin and are used for pain, muscle soreness, and other similar issues. Cannabis oils can even be found infused into prerolls! The benefits of concentrated cannabinoids seem to have no bounds, and new uses are being found all the time.
Whether you’re an experienced dabber, or have no idea what that word means but are educating yourself in CBD and THC options, we hope that you’ll join us in being thankful for the benefits of cannabis oil! Celebrate 710, and hope for many more to come!
More Yummi Karma to Lo
We’re always looking for new ways to bring more Yummi Karma into the world, and we’re always super stoked every time we announce a new product!
This summer, we have a pretty epic lineup of new products that will be hitting the shelves. We can’t wait to tell you all about them!
Yummi Karma takes a lot of pride in bringing you the top-of-the-line cannabis products.
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