JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri marijuana regulators obtained a federal grand jury subpoena final fall, virtually a yr after authorities issued an preliminary demand for data from the state.
It’s unclear whether or not or how the 2 subpoenas are associated. The primary, issued in November 2019, directs the Division of Well being and Senior Companies to supply “any and all data pertaining to medical marijuana purposes” for 4 people. Their names are redacted from the doc.
The second subpoena, dated Sept. 9, 2020, requires marijuana regulators to supply data, however what the data pertain to is redacted from the doc.
Each subpoenas had been issued by the U.S. District Courtroom for the Western District of Missouri.
“Pursuant to an official legal investigation being carried out by the federal grand jury for the Western District of Missouri, your workplace has obtained a subpoena requiring the manufacturing of sure data,” stated Michael S. Oliver, assistant U.S. Lawyer, in a Sept. 9, 2020 letter to the DHSS.
Lisa Cox, spokeswoman for the Division of Well being and Senior Companies, stated the subpoenas had been the one two the Part for Medical Marijuana Regulation has obtained from the U.S. District Courtroom for the Western District of Missouri.
A 3rd federal subpoena, this time from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, was delivered to the Part for Medical Marijuana Regulation in July.