We’ve all heard about 4/20. The origins of this beloved holiday have been convoluted over the years and the stories have ranged from 420 being police code for marijuana violations (which it never was), to 420 being the active number of chemical compounds in marijuana (it is actually 315), to the story of five high school students who would meet at 4:20pm to smoke and search for a plot of marijuana plants that they heard a Coast Guard in Point Reyes had been forced to abandon. These five high school students, called the Waldos, never found the stash they hoped to discover but they did start a code for cannabis that would grow into a movement they never could have imagined.
But what about the other annual cannabis commemoration, 710? The number 710 has been used as a symbol for oil for a long time in jokes (a blonde coming in and asking for a 710 cap), and even in political comics commentating on the invasion of Iraq but when did this first get coined for the cannabis community? We believe we have found the source… and it all started in a “Tinychat” chat room.
“That’s how it started. Three companies hanging out in a tinychat taking dabs.” – Task Rok