The head of Missouri’s medical marijuana program is lashing out over the growing scrutiny he’s facing from state lawmakers.
Lyndall Fraker, who was tapped to lead the rollout of the nascent program that was approved by Missouri voters in 2018, has been under investigation by legislators there over the process of awarding licenses to run a medical cannabis business.
Appeals and Probes Into Licensing Process
There have been more than 800 appeals filed by prospective business owners who were denied licenses, many of which concern Wise Health Solutions, a company that was hired by Missouri to score the license applications.
Wise Health operates as a joint venture with two other entities: Veracious Investigative and Compliance Solutions, a Nevada-based consulting firm that works in the cannabis industry, and Oaksterdam University, an unaccredited higher learning institution in California billed as “America’s first cannabis college.”
According to the Kansas City Star, “Oaksterdam conducted seminars last year in Missouri that were promoted as workshops to help license applicants with, among other things, ‘exclusive access to required industry relationships necessary to build teams and businesses that succeed.” (Oaksterdam has said that no one involved in the seminars was involved in the application process, according to