.Congrats to Washington’s New Cannabis Consiglieri, UCLA Professor Mark Kleiman

The state of Washington has tentatively chosen UC Los Angeles professor of public policy Mark Kleiman and his firm Botec Analysis Corp. to consult with them on implementing the state’s marijuana legalization Initiative 502.

Based on experience with Kleiman through reporting on his book Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, as well as hearing of his reputation — it sounds like the state made a pretty good choice. Kleiman isn’t some drug warrior hell-bent on pursuing disastrous public policy, nor is he some weed-cures-everything fanatic who lacks credibility. He’ll give it to Washingtonians straight.

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