Missouri lawmakers could resume their investigation of the state's medical-marijuana program, but the investigation that has been stalled since March is likely to continue. Taylor, who was a member of the committee last year, said "the investigation had left unanswered questions", he said Thursday.
The program has drawn criticism and a lawsuit after a company was rejected a medical marijuana license. The complaint concerned the scoring process and potential conflicts of interest.
Taylor said, "he knew there were many lawsuits pending, but he wasn't worried about them". Taylor said "whether he reopens the investigation could depend on whether he feels questions about the program have been answered, such as through the court system,
I don't know where it's going, but the state has spent more than $2.5 million in legal fees defending itself against administrative challenges". Last month, a Cole County judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a state license to operate a marijuana business. The company filed 853 complaints with the states after its application was rejected, according to court documents.