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“Four-twenty (4/20) is a globally recognized day in cannabis culture, and is often a day when students over-use marijuana.”

Happy 4/20—or as the principal of Northwest D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School calls it, a “day of risk-taking” that stems from its status as a “globally recognized day in cannabis culture.” What that boils down to: Students aren’t allowed to bring in baked goods, lest some wily kid try to sneak edibles onto campus. Courtesy of the Post, here’s where to “get high on music” for 4/20, and don’t forget RFK Stadium’s annual National Cannabis Festival. (D.C.’s own Thievery Corporation is also selling some limited-edition vapes and CBD oil.)


  • In March, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia sent a joint letter to Amazon about HQ2. [WAMU]

  • JP Morgan announces an expansion into D.C. [WAMU]

  • Maryland gets an additional $10 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis, which Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency. [WBJ]

  • Hillary Clinton will headline a D.C. schools fundraiser next month. [Post]

  • Chef José Andrés makes it to the Time 100 list for the second time since 2012. [WBJ]

  • The District has failed to enforce local-jobs requirements over the past few years. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Our guide to Filmfest DC. [WCP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • View: Why aren’t recent education scandals having a political impact onBowser? [Post]

  • Bowser administration and Council go back and forth over breaking up DCRA. [Twitter]

  • Ward 8’s Trayon Whitevisits Holocaust Museum, and leaves early. [Post]

  • Trial board will review evidence in police killing of motorcyclist Terrence Sterling. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • With his new album, Black Cowboys, Dom Flemons is rewriting the American songbook. [WCP]

  • Bad Moves debuts another new music video, featuring Carmen Sandiego and several Waldos. [AdHoc]

  • Mock Identity shares a new song from their upcoming LP, announces midwest tour dates. [Soundcloud]

  • Now that she’s done with high school, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan is ready to take over the indie rock world. [Post]

  • The Funk Parade announces music lineup. [DC Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A crisis communications pro has some advice for Mike Isabella. [WCP]

  • Where to find frozen treats from Taiwan, the Philippines, and Japan. [WCP]

  • There’s still hope Belgian restaurant Florentijn will open at the Wharf despite lawsuits. [Eater]

  • A review of D.C.’s first rosé wine. [Post]

  • A hot pot feast worthy of a trip to Rockville. [Washingtonian]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • DCRA hasn’t posted a stop-work order on a project that an appeals court stayed. [WBJ]

  • Meet some of the Ward 5 residents appealing the construction of their neighborhood’s D.C. General replacement shelter. [WCP]

  • Opinion: How to help fix Prince George’s County zoning regulations. [GGW]

  • Wanna buy a shed? [PoPville]

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