Washington Puts Out Call for Pot Consultants
And dozens of intrepid pot heads answer it
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 31, 2013 3:24 PM CST
A man in a hemp necklace attends the information session on the pot-consulting job.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – At least five years of regulatory experience. A law degree. Extensive expertise in every aspect of growing, selling, and smoking weed. It's not exactly the most commonplace list of job requirements, but it's the skill set Washington state is looking for in its new official marijuana consultant, the AP reports. Dozens of people showed up yesterday for an informational meeting on the position, which will involve advising the state's Liquor Control Board about how to regulate the suddenly legal drug.

The would-be consultants were a motley crew, ranging from clean-cut, suit-wearing attorneys to pony-tailed, hemp-necklace-wearing home pot growers. "Since it's not unlikely with this audience, would a felony conviction preclude you from this contract?" one analytical chemist asked. (Answer: A "heinous felony" might, but not a marijuana-related one.) Among the interested: Ed Rosenthal, co-founder of High Times, who is teaming with a San Francisco corporate lawyer to explore the position. One college-aged marijuana grower approached Rosenthal afterward. "It would be my dream to smoke a bowl with you after this," he said.

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Jan 31, 2013 9:50 PM CST
I can show them a few things. I grew tons of pot in the 1970-80s. I once had 8 pot plants that I grew, and the smallest plant I gave to my brother was 12 ft tall and yielded 4 lbs. Altogether the plot yielded 72 lbs. from the remaining 8 plants That's an average of 9 lbs. per plant. Where do I sign up?
Jan 31, 2013 8:24 PM CST
A chicken in every pot, and pot in every chicken!
Jan 31, 2013 6:41 PM CST
As soon as the Feds get involved, you know they will screw it ALL up !!! You can't name ONE thing they have not screwed up once they get their fingers in it. Your better off if pot stays illegal, as long as they don't prosecute for it.