Help wanted: Pot consultant. And dozens of Washington state residents have already applied, according to The Associated Press, in a report that specifies candidates responding to the Wednesday advertisement showed up for interviews wearing everything from flannel to suits to hemp necklaces.
Job requirements are mixed and range from regulatory experience — five years is the preferred level — to general knowledge of marijuana. Legal experience and a law degree are bonuses, the AP reported.
The position comes on the heels of passage of a new law legalizing recreational marijuana use in the state. Needed now is someone to advise and regulate, and the ideal candidate will not only know how to best grow cannabis and cook it into brownies, but also be familiar with the ins-and-outs of the legal system and legalese, according to the AP.
Those with marijuana convictions are encouraged to apply; those with a "heinous felony," not so much, according to AP quotes from an official with the Liquor Control Board, the state agency in charge of developing regulations for the marijuana industry.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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