On Tuesday, August 19, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services supposedly granted a one-year contract to cannabis firm, Wise Health Solutions, which will allow the latter to review and score medical cannabis business applications reports Cannabis Business Times. This was awarded as a result of WHS being the “lowest and best vendor”.
WHS is a project that was established when two renowned organizations within the cannabis sector; Oaksterdam University and Veracious Investigative & Compliance Solutions LLC, joined forces. The latter’s regulations watchdog, Chad Warren Westom, will allegedly serve as the executive lead for this project.
Having landed this contract, WHS will potentially be assessing license applications that businesses are seeking in order to establish the necessary manufacturing facilities, testing labs and dispensaries. This comes later on into the game, as WHS first needs to get hold of their “Notice to Proceed”, which then leads to a meeting with State Officials scheduled in Jefferson City.
The approach typically taken by WHS in regard to the reviewing process allegedly combines a “blind” review process, a question and information separation system and scoring based on a grading scheme provided by the State of Missouri’s set standards.