CEO of a Medical Marijuana Company Embroiled in Degree Controversy Resigns

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CEO of a Medical Marijuana Company Embroiled in Degree Controversy ResignsKevin Fisher, an executive director of a firm that plans to open dispensaries for distributing medical marijuana in Brookline and Northampton, has quit his position at the company after the state questioned the validity of his educational qualifications.

The Department of Public Health halted the applications for the two dispensaries after a background check found that Fisher provided misleading information when he claimed he graduated from Ohio’s Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  While the school acknowledged he was a student there, he didn’t graduate, noted the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Fisher also stated that he enrolled for a 2-year course at Miami University in Ohio, but the school said its records indicated that he left after one year.

Fisher wrote a letter dated Aug. 16 to New England Treatment Access, which was published on the Daily Hampshire Gazette, saying that he provided incorrect information before resigning.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have arrived at this decision,” wrote Fisher. “But given the current climate regarding the error I included in my resume, I feel that this action is necessary to ensure that NETA’s mission to deliver the highest quality patient and cannabis therapies continue unencumbered.”

Meanwhile, Atlantic County in New Jersey is scheduled to hold a seminar on medical marijuana use starting at 10 a.m. at Stillwater Building, which is situated at 201 S. Shore Rd, Northfield. Some of the high profile guests include Thomas Prendergast, the Chief Operating Officer of Compassionate Care Foundation; Dr Norman Chain, a psychiatrist and Dr Harry Glass, a doctor with Addiction Recovery Systems.

Those who intend to attend the seminar are advised to contact John McLernon, The Director of Community Relations and Social Services at 609-345-6700, ext 2873.To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

To contact the reporter of this story; Jonathan Millet at john@forexminute.com