Help Wanted: Marijuana Adviser

SEATTLE (January 30, 2013)--As Washington State tries to work out how best to regulate newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things pot including how it's best grown, tested, labeled, and cooked into brownies.

Those angling for the job were 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 as well as 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 21 and older can buy as much as an ounce of heavily taxed cannabis.


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