Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Law

Green thumb? Washington state looks for pot consultant

Marijuana_Field.jpg
David Snyder
/
National Park Service

Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market.

As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things weed: how it's best grown, tested, labeled, and cooked into brownies.

Those angling for the job are expected to meet Wednesday in Tacoma with state bidding experts to discuss the requirements and hiring process.

Officials reserved a convention center hall that fits 275 people — plus an overflow room.

Last fall, Washington and Colorado became the first states to pass laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and setting up systems of state-licensed growers, processors and retail stores.

Adults over 21 can buy up to an ounce of heavily taxed cannabis.

The Associated Press (“AP”) is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from the AP. Founded in 1846, the AP today is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. The AP considers itself to be the backbone of the world’s information system, serving thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television, and online customers with coverage in text, photos, graphics, audio and video.
Related Content