Brockton marijuana dispensary latest to come under scrutiny

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A prominent South Shore businessman, who has been sued by creditors for hundreds of thousands of dollars in debts run up by health care facilities he co-owned, is a key player in a company recently awarded a state license for a Brockton medical marijuana dispensary.

Douglas Noble was listed as the chief executive of In Good Health Inc. on the company’s initial application for a dispensary license, but was replaced by his son on the final application and now is listed as an adviser for compliance with government regulations. That change exempted him from a state background check that probably would have turned up his financial difficulties.

Among the suits is one filed last year by the widow of a former NFL player who says Noble bought her husband’s health clubs after he died, then reneged on their deal and still owes her $400,000 from the sale.

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