JEFFERSON CITY — After Missouri regulators rejected a lot of the 2,200 license purposes to do enterprise within the state’s new medical marijuana business, lots of of spurned petitioners turned to an obscure state fee to enchantment the selections.
The Administrative Hearing Commission, which at the moment has 4 governor-appointed members and resolves some 2,000 circumstances per yr, noticed greater than 800 marijuana license appeals added to its workload.
However one former member of the fee wasn’t listening to any of these new circumstances: Audrey McIntosh, spouse of distinguished Jefferson Metropolis lobbyist Richard McIntosh.
In emails obtained by the Submit-Dispatch underneath a public data request, Audrey McIntosh often cited a battle of curiosity that prevented her from listening to medical marijuana license appeals.
“Since I’ve a battle of curiosity on these circumstances, I regarded for typos/and many others. and procedural points,” she wrote to fellow commissioner Renee Slusher in March 2020.
In a January e mail trade over a case in which the commission ultimately ruled a company, Heya Excello, should receive a license after being denied by the state, she wrote: “Since I’m conflicted out on the (medical marijuana) circumstances, I can’t difficulty any orders on them.”