False claim no barrier to marijuana licenses

Permits awarded despite problem with resume

Kevin Fisher's resume

The Globe found several problems with the resume for Kevin Fisher, the executive director for New England Treatment Access, which recently won provisional approval to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Northampton and Brookline.


Emails between Fisher and background check firm

The company the state hired to do background checks on firms applying for licenses to sell medical marijuana had trouble verifying Kevin Fisher's college degree. Here is an email exchange about the issue between Fisher, executive director of New England Treatment Access, and the state contractor doing the background checks. Fisher provided the email.