Weed Expert Appointed in State of Washington

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 8.48.51 AMAccording to Northwest Public Radio, “Washington’s Liquor Control Board wants consulting help in four areas: marijuana industry knowledge, plant quality and testing, regulation, and to the extent possible, projecting how many people will use pot now that it’s legal.”

Reformers have had a “love/hate” relationship with Kleiman over the years. He supports some of our issues, like marijuana legalization — sort of.

He acknowledges the impact of prohibition in increasing the harmfulness of addictive drugs to their users, but states as nearly a fact the assumption that overall harm would go up with legalization nonetheless — while admonishing the rest of us not to make assumptions about the positive effects of even just marijuana legalization.

He does pretty clearly want to make criminal justice less punishing, and wrote a book about that. Another book Kleiman’s co-authored is “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

Read more: thedailychronic.net

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