The following story is by the St Louis News Editors.
Missouri’s newly sprouting medical marijuana industry has spawned a fight that may be headed for court between two companies competing over a contract to help run the new initiative.
At issue is whether one of the companies failed to fully disclose its fee structure during the bidding process.
Transparency is especially crucial in growing a new, legal industry from a previously illicit and still-controversial drug. Which drives home the point of a pending lawsuitby the Post-Dispatch challenging the state’s deeply flawed policy of hiding the identities of those seeking licenses to grow and distribute marijuana.