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High marks for marijuana applicants, but no licenses Applicants say changes state suggested led nowhere

One of the companies received the second-highest score among the dozens that applied for Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Another tied for fourth-highest.

In all, five companies awarded some of the highest marks during licensing evaluations were skipped over in January because one of their executives didn’t pass a background check. But they were told by regulators that if they removed the person, the company would still be in the running, according to interviews with the firms’ officials and documents obtained by the Globe.

The five applicants followed state regulators’ directions and dropped the executives, but were then rejected for licenses in late June without explanation. [Read More...]

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