With questions over Missouri's medical marijuana program unanswered, probe quietly endsPosted by On

“I talked to Ross, and I said, ‘Look, this is really important and you need to leave a legacy,’” said state Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, a member of the investigative committee.

Chappelle-Nadal said she has contacted House Speaker Elijah Haahr’s office numerous times since March to demand more hearings into the scoring process used to determine which companies can grow, monitor and sell marijuana. She said the speaker’s office, around May or June, began telling her that it was up to Ross to schedule a hearing.

Ross also is term limited and will not be chairman of the committee once a new Legislature is seated in January.

The vice chairman of the committee is Rep. Nick Schroer, a St. Charles County Republican, who is embroiled in his own legal fight over whether he moved out of his legislative district and is no longer eligible to serve in the chamber. He did not respond to a request for comment.

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