Did you know today is National Weed Day? It makes for an excellent reason to read my interview with Dr. Mohammed Akhtar, DC's "weed czar," who talks extensively about the arrival soon of medical marijuana at dispenseries around the city. The interview is here at washingtonian.com. In the spirit of growing herb, Earth Day is Sunday, when it is expected to rain. You may also want to read my conversation with Adam Eidinger, co-owner of Capitol Hemp, which will be closing, though they hope to win one of the marijuana distribution licenses. Last but not least is The Washingtonian comprehensive cover story on DC's love affair with marijuana. Read that here, High Society.
Postscript: how did I observe this occasion? I went to the Corcoran Ball. Did anyone offer me a toke? No. What's happened to etiquette in this town?