Maine taps Los Angeles consulting firm to help write recreational-marijuana rules

The consulting firm that advised Washington state on launching its adult-use marijuana market has been tapped to be Maine’s cannabis consultant.

The state Department of Administrative and Financial Services announced Friday that it had selected BOTEC Analysis of Los Angeles to help write the state’s recreational marijuana rules and regulations, and amend some of its medical marijuana rules and regulations. BOTEC was one of five firms to submit proposals for the Maine job, which BOTEC said it could do for $199,900, the lowest of any of the applicants.

Once the state and BOTEC negotiate a contract, the company will more at