As Washington state suffering from budget cuts, tries to fund it's many prison reform programs, new and inventive ways have been instituted to do so.
Marijuana, the state's newly legal cash crop has been chosen as the drug of choice to fill the bill and pay it as well.
A high ranking prison official states that the DOC (Dept. of Corrections) has placed the first bid with the Liquor Control Board for the right to grow, test and package legal cannabis.
A spokes person for the project states that he has had numerous applications to grow and test the product from on site officials and inmates alike.
"We have no shortage of 'experts' in the field, so to speak."
Medical personnel feel that using the product within the institutions, as a calming med as well as selling it to the public, will eliminate the need for stronger prescription drugs with negative side-affects.
Instead of long pill lines to medicate offenders, they hope to start doing "snack lines" instead to combat the marijuana induced "munchies".
The director of the IK (inmate kitchen) told reporters, he is looking forward to revising his desert menu.
" I have a killer Crème brulee recipe given to me by an inmate, a minute before he was executed for murdering a soufflé. Just kidding!
But, do try these brownies I just took out of the oven, they are to DIE for!!"
(I passed on the offer, as I still had to drive home).
Sales of the new product are expected to roll out in August along with several staff members