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Massachusetts halts 2 medical marijuana permits

BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts has put a hold on one company's bid to open two medical marijuana dispensaries in the state while it investigates allegations that a company executive lied by claiming he was a college graduate.
  
New England Treatment Access Inc. has applied to operate dispensaries in Brookline and Northampton.
  
The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1t2n9zK ) reported that executive director Kevin Fisher said in the application he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Youngstown State University on Ohio. The school said although he attended the university, it has no record he graduated. A screening company hired by the state discovered the missing degree in April.
  
Fisher also claimed he attended Miami University in Ohio for two years, but school records show he dropped out after one.
  
Fisher had no comment on the state's decision.
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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com
  
AP-WF-08-14-14 1038GMT