JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri officials have rejected a politically connected company’s challenge of a contract to help run the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program.
In a decision issued Monday, Gov. Mike Parson’s administration said it was denying a protest by BioTrackTHC, which said the state should not have awarded a contract to a competitor in April because it could contain hidden costs.
At issue is a contract to register patients, license facilities and track marijuana from seed to sale.
BioTrackTHC suggested Metrc was able to submit a lower bid to the state because it would charge additional fees to growers and dispensaries.
In rejecting the protest, the state said its contract with…
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