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Karl Howell, music and merchandising manager for Weedstock, points to the field where the festival is to be held this weekend. (Rachel Sun / The Spokesman-Review)

Music, high times planned for Weedstock this weekend

Local cannabis lovers, rejoice: Music and mind-alteration are coming to a field near you, as “Weedstock 2018” rolls out in celebration of 4/20. Organizers say the three-day event, located on a piece of private property in Whitman County and timed to coincide with marijuana’s unofficial day of celebration, is aimed at engaging with the community and dispelling misconceptions about cannabis just as much as it is about having fun.

In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Former U.S. House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation’s deadly opioid crisis.
In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, the plants at Michael Monarch's marijuana grow, about 100 plants in all, flourish under breathtaking vistas of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains near Ashland, Ore. Officials in Josephine County, Oregon, who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana growing, are suing the state in federal court, asserting that while pot is legal in Oregon it remains illegal under federal law, which has supremacy. (Beth Nakamura / Oregonian)

Marijuana dispute pits county against state of Oregon

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal law that criminalize it.
Some people say that marijuana can enhance one's state of enjoying music, but new users sometimes wonder which type goes best.  (Istockphoto)

What marijuana goes best with your music?

One of the great things about the Spokane area is that, along with a wide variety of marijuana strains, we have a large selection of choices for live music.
Treasure Map (Ivanmateev Ivanmateev / Istockphoto)

Does 420 Still Matter?

For at least four decades, ‘420’ has been a secret-not-so secret code for anything or everything cannabis.
FILE – One of David Taylor's marijuana plants are seen at his growing facilities on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Marijuana odor rules prompt clash between Clean Air board members Stuckart, French

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County Commissioner Al French said the board’s actions aren’t partisan or designed to destroy the nascent industry.
Botanica's SPOT brand offers different concentrations of chocolate and cannabis strains.  (Courtesy Botanica)

Botanica has something for every appetite

In 2013, Tim Moxey and Chris Abbott began discussing how to make the best edibles on a large scale, even before they legally were allowed to start cooking.

Colorado pot sales hit a record $1.5 billion in 2017

The Colorado Department of Revenue says marijuana shops in the state made a record $1.51 billion in sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products in 2017.