Overseers of Ohio’s new medical marijuana industry defended how they picked 24 businesses to run the state’s marijuana farms, including the hiring of a convicted felon.
Ohio paid Trevor C. Bozeman to score the applicants for marijuana farms – a highly competitive process where winners will benefit from the new industry’s substantial profits. But Bozeman was convicted in 2005 of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance in Pennsylvania and was sentenced to three years of probation.
Ohio Department of Commerce never ran a background check on Bozeman. Neither state law nor office policy required it. But officials from senators to governor candidates have railed against the decision. They have called for a freeze of the state’s new marijuana program to possibly re-score the applicants.
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