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Water and Weed: Soap Lake rolls out the welcome mat for marijuana

Kickball, cannabis and the world’s largest lava lamp: Soap Lake knows how to party! The Central Washington community, population 1,500, is trying to update its image, and hopes legal marijuana and events associated with it will bring new business and tourists.

Grow it or buy it?

To homegrow or not to homegrow? That is the question. As a semi-controversial topic in the legal cannabis industry, it might seem strange for an industry association to support the right of individuals 21 and older to grow their own products legally at home.

Washington cannabis czar reflects on growth

As director of Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, Rick Garza oversees the implementation and supervision of a billion-dollar industry that didn’t exist legally five years ago. He and LCB officials statewide ensure everything is done properly at the consumer, retailer and producer level, and also have been looking ahead to how this industry can and should grow, along with paying attention to other states.

Healthier edibles?

Cookies, brownies or candies may seem like the only options for edibles, but some companies are providing alternatives especially for health-conscious consumers, or at least those who want something beyond sweet.

A pot primer

Don’t know your trichomes from your pre-rolls? Your dap rig from your shatter? Spokannabist wants to help educate our readers who may still be learning the basics of this interesting new industry.

The music of marijuana

Part of the 420 celebrations taking place next month includes the release of a new version of a classic album: Peter Tosh’s “Legalize It.” Though the album still has strong staying power after more than 40 years, this official remix features a who’s who of music performing new interpretations of the landmark cuts.

Marijuana at the movies

Don't look to Hollywood history for a nuanced depiction of the average marijuana user.

Though many films depict casual and medicinal practices, the more memorable marijuana-infused movies tend to follow the “stoner comedy” template: a pair of lovable losers embark on quests for simple pleasures – usually good food or more pot. Expect a bizarre fantasy sequence or two, an out-of-their-league romantic interest and an uptight villain who just needs to loosen up, man.

What time is it? 420

Just as “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” has become the cultural code phrase for alcohol enthusiasts to justify tossing back an early cocktail, the term “420” has become a not-very-secret phrase in the cannabis community to fire one up.

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