Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


New Jersey, Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Finally Poised to Open?

The day when patients in New Jersey and Rhode Island can start purchasing medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary appears to be drawing near. Both states have made significant progress over the past few weeks in clearing the way for the first cannabis dispensaries to open. In New Jersey, the state health department has finally […]

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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program Back on Track, But Federal Threat Remains

An interesting turn of events in Rhode Island over the past few days has given medical cannabis proponents, would-be MMJ professionals and industry vendors new hope that the state will move forward with its marijuana dispensary program. Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state lawmakers announced an agreement that would allow three cannabis […]

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High-Level Support for MMJ: Governors Back Move to Reclassify Cannabis

Four state governors are lobbying the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify the status of marijuana so that pot can be prescribed, distributed and used for medical reasons. The high-level support for the reclassification of marijuana highlights the growing divide between states and the federal government on medical cannabis. Sixteen states plus the District of Columbia […]

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What the California Crackdown Means for Medical Marijuana Businesses in Other States

A thick haze of doom and gloom is hovering over the medical marijuana industry, with the recent crackdown on dispensaries in California setting off panic alarms across the country.The government’s recent actions in the Golden State include numerous raids and arrests that have resulted in the seizure of several hundred pounds of weed. It has […]

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Rhode Island Gov. Chafee Nixes Plan for Cannabis Dispensaries

Attempts to start medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island are dead in the water, at least for now. Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced that he will effectively pull the plug on the state’s fledgling dispensary program by nixing plans to license three planned medical marijuana centers. Chafee said that “after much internal and external discussion and […]

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