Since the state of Washington has turned pot legal, the state's Liquor Control Board needs advisers to help regulate the suddenly-legal drug.
The variety of would-be-consultants turned up to the meeting sporting ponytails, flannel and suits in Tacom, Washington.
Not an average job description, a marijuana consultant must have at least five years of regulatory experience, a law degree and extensive expertise in every aspect of growing, selling, and smoking weed.
Rose Habib, a chemist from a marijuana testing lab in Montana, asked: "Since it's not unlikely with this audience, would a felony conviction preclude you from this contract?".
"It depends," responded John Farley, a procurement coordinator with the Liquor Control Board. "A pot-related conviction is probably fine, but a heinous felony, not so much."
Ben Carpenter, a marijuana enthusiast, told The AP: "I kind of feel like war is over and now they've invited us to this grand hotel to give them advice on how to grow pot."