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Washington State Touts Credentials Of New Pot Consultant

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Green thumb? Check. Extensive knowledge of the black market? Check.
    
Throw in impeccable academic credentials and decades of experience with government agencies, and you have Washington's marijuana consultant - a team advising officials on all things pot as they develop rules for the state's new industry in legal, heavily taxed marijuana.
    
The Washington Liquor Control Board introduced Massachusetts-based BOTEC Analysis Corp. as the presumptive winner of the consultant contract during a news conference Tuesday. The team is led by a University of California, Los Angeles, public policy professor and includes the former chief executive of the company that is the sole licensed supplier of medical marijuana in the Netherlands. It also includes researchers with the RAND Corp. who will help figure out how much marijuana state-licensed growers should produce.
  

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