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State medical marijuana director testifies in front of House committee

(MissouriNet) A special House committee is ramping up its scrutiny of Missouri’s new medical marijuana program.

The program’s director, Lyndall Fraker, was questioned Wednesday about the independent group they used to screen applicants. That group had apparently trained applicants on how to earn approval.

“This was not anything that was brought to the attention of those that procured the RFB. It wasn’t a conflict at the time and they all signed at the stations, but I’m sorry I wasn’t involved in all of that,” said Fraker.

The State Health department expects up to 600 lawsuits over how medical marijuana facilities licenses have been awarded. The committee now wants to hear from the state’s Office of Administration on why the group was chosen.

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