ASA Associate Director Don Morgan and I traveled to Washington, DC, this week to speak to the City Council about proposed regulations for medical cannabis dispensaries in the District and work with the staff at our National Office. The City Council here is developing regulations for dispensaries after Congress voted in December to lift the ban against a medical cannabis initiative passed by the voters of Washington, DC, in 1998. Unfortunately, we arrived in the middle of a record setting blizzard – one that snarled traffic and closed government offices. The City Council canceled tomorrow’s hearing in light of the storm. We’re disappointed about the cancelation, but we are making good use of our time here. Tomorrow, Don Morgan and I will trudge back through deep snow for a third day of work with ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. I hope we have a chance to get back here to talk to elected officials in the future… when the snow melts, of course!