New State Marijuana Consultant Named



OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) announced that BOTEC Analysis Corporation is the apparent successful vendor to provide technical expertise as the agency implements Initiative 502.

The new consultant is a Cambridge, MA based think tank specializing in crime and drug policy and will serve as the prime contractor.

The liquor board says the company was a clear winner scoring highest in all four categories of consulting services the agency sought in its request for proposals (RFP): product and industry knowledge; product quality standards and testing; product usage and consumption validation; and product regulation.

 “This team’s lead members and subcontractors are among the world’s leading experts on marijuana and drug policy,” said Board Chair Sharon Foster.