The city of Tacoma, Washington came to the realization that they were high and dry (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves) when it comes to knowing how to grow, test, regulate and cook marijuana ... tasks they needed consultation on since becoming the second state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

Easy fix: hire a "pot consultant." They held interviews for the position, and one of the applicants was reportedly the co-founder of High Times Magazine ... it's said that he was quite the celebrity among the other job-seekers. Get the full story on tonight's Political Grapevine, plus find out why a Republican state senator in Idaho is getting criticized for a Tweet she sent comparing the health care overhaul to the Holocaust.