Sunday, January 6, 2013

NOW HIRING: The Liquor Control Board wants someone to lead pot regulation

Posted By on Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 12:24 PM

The Liquor Control Board is hiring someone to take the lead on this whole legalizing marijuana thing.

The job posting (here and at the end of this blog) says the agency is looking for someone to manage just about everything that comes along with I-502, which passed in November, legalizing possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana for people 21 and older. That includes overseeing the board's establishment of rules for pot growers, processors and retailers and leading "state, local and federal agency collaboration." Plus, they'll guide outreach to the public, the media and lawmakers.

The gig pays between $80,510 and $87,664 a year and is based in Olympia. Along with a bachelor's degree in administration or management and experience navigating complex law, the person who'll take charge of building one of the first regulatory structures for pot in American history must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Here's the ad: 

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Heidi Groover

Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...