Parson dismisses Democrats’ memo alleging interference in medical marijuana probePosted by On

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Parson said it was up to the House whether to hold more hearings.

Unlike Parson, House leaders, including House Speaker Elijah Haahr and future House Speaker Rob Vescovo, both Republicans, have not offered any comments on the Democratic memo.

Haahr declined to comment twice when asked about the memo in a Capitol hallway on Wednesday.

Rep. Robert Ross, the Republican chairman of the House Special Committee on Oversight, did not respond to a request for comment.

The memo also said that in December 2018, one medical marijuana entrepreneur, Jack Mitchell, introduced Dr. Randall Williams, director of the health department, to Rebecca Gasca, who then discussed introducing Williams to a man whose résumé matched the head of the company that would eventually grade the state’s medical marijuana applications, Chad Warren Westom.

Lisa Cox, DHSS spokeswoman, told the Post-Dispatch Wednesday that Williams did recall meeting with Mitchell, but said he had no recollection of speaking with Westom…

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