PODCAST: Why the District’s doctor is leaving, in her own words

We sit down with outgoing D.C. Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt who saw the District through nearly 8 years, and navigated the city through the pandemic. A day after the city announced her departure, Nesbitt tells us what it was like as a health director in the midst of a health emergency. And buying weed legally in D.C. is a complex process, but it just got a little easier after Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a law letting most adults self-prescribe medical marijuana cards. We talk to one of the District Council members who introduced the law, Kenyan McDuffie about the reason it was treated as emergency legislation and why he’s running again after losing the legal fight to run for D.C. Attorney General.