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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Show your love with sweet cannabis treats

There are many stories associated with Valentine’s Day. It is said that St. Valentine of Rome inspired this month’s big commercial holiday. He was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry, and persecuted under the Roman Empire for aiding Christians. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. He is also known as the patron saint of beekeepers.

‘Battle royale’: Cannabis regulation bills pit regulatory agency against some marijuana businesses

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 12, 2022

The rise in popularity - and strange legal position - of delta-8 THC derived from hemp prompted state regulators in Washington to attempt to rein in sales of products it wasn't clear they had authority to control. Now, with the backing of some industry players, the Liquor Cannabis Board is attempting to assert its position and initially prohibit such products until they can be studied. But at least one major industry group says that effort goes too far.

Cannabis oversight: State closer to moving lab regulation to Department of Ecology

The state of Washington requires that all cannabis products sold in the state must be tested for harmful substances and potency. However, because cannabis is not legal federally, there are no federal laboratory quality standards or mandated testing methods, like those that exist for drinking water, soil, and similar products. This leaves cannabis producers, retailers, and consumers missing an extra layer of quality assurance.

Strain review: Strawpicanna can hit you hard with a ton of tropical THC

Appearance: I’ve come to believe that pre-rolls are a great invention and lend themselves to convenience and practicality. The only drawback is that you can’t gaze upon the beauty of a mature, well-trimmed bud in all its glory. Some photos I’ve seen of Tropicana buds show a fine example of a tight, closely trimmed cluster with colors ranging from green to yellow and on to orange pistils – how you’d expect a tropical fruit to look.