State Auditor Dave Yost says questions about past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio’s new medical marijuana program, set to begin operation in September, need to be addressed now. He says it’s time for an investigation.
Yost says he’s troubled by reports that the consultant who graded applications from companies seeking licenses had drug convictions in his past.
“This is an epic fail. I’m outraged,” he said.
Yost questions how someone with those convictions could be hired by the state for $150,000 to do that work.