Lawmaker Probing Marijuana Licenses Says More Applicants Should Be Included In Review

MASSACHUSETTS: A key lawmaker reviewing the controversial selection process for medical marijuana companies in Massachusetts on Thursday said the state Department of Public Health should reconsider some of the highly rated groups that lost out in the initial awarding of provisional licenses.

“We’re essentially giving them another look,” said state Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, who House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo tapped last month to investigate the issuing of the licenses.

Sanchez wrote in a letter to the health department that any company that scored at least 137 out of a possible 160 on its application should get another review “in the same manner” as the those that recently were selected for the 20 provisional licenses.

“Then DPH should re-release the list of provisional registration recipients after the entire verification phase has been completed,” Sanchez wrote.

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