In contrast to what’s happening in parts of New England, the weather is warming up in the DC area after what everyone profoundly hopes is the final snow storm of the season. By Friday, the temperature should reach the 60s.

So it’s a good time to get out of your office and attend the Washington Monthly/New America Foundation event on Friday on how to keep cannabis legalization from succumbing to a corporate takeover and perhaps even a public health disaster and a political backlash.

To refresh your memory, the event features two writers from the new issue of the Monthly, Mark Kleiman and Jonathan Rauch, along with the Washington State ACLU’s Alison Holcomb and National Families in Action’s Sue Rusche. Like any discussion on marijuana, it should get lively.

You can register for the event here. It will take place from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at NAF (1899 L Street NW Suite 400). Streaming video will be available here at PA. Please check it out one way or another.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.