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State Auditor Finds More Problems With Medical Marijuana Licensing

May 1, 2018

The state auditor's office has found another problem with how regulators selected grower license applicants for Ohio's medical marijuana program. 

Ohio Clean Leaf LLC was marked "no" on security portions of two applications, but it received either full credit or three points instead of one. The auditor's office says the discrepancies in scoring should have disqualified the company. The Ohio Department of Commerce has acknowledged the difference, but says the company's final scores were accurate and it will not pull Clean Leaf's license. Some unsuccessful applicants are suing the state, alleging failures in the licensing process. The department has hired a consultant to review and validate all scores.