BOSTON (AP) — Companies given provisional approval to run medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are being subjected to additional scrutiny by state health officials.
The Public Health Department has notified companies approved for provisional licenses they will be subjected to extensive additional background checks on anyone "who will have any involvement" with the proposed dispensaries, including volunteers, consultants, advisory board members, staff members, and all corporate and individual investors.
Previously, the agency had said it would review only those who contributed 5 percent or more toward the operations, as well as the board of directors and members of the executive management team and corporation.
The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1i1aMNs ) reports that letters about the background checks were sent March 14.
The selection process has come under intense scrutiny and three rejected companies have filed lawsuits.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com