Is there such a thing as growing too much marijuana? Rhode Island thinks so

Published: Dec 21, 2017, 9:51 am • Updated: Dec 21, 2017, 9:51 am By The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island officials warn many medical marijuana cultivators will fail under the state’s current setup. The Providence Journal reports 18 businesses have been approved to sell marijuana to the state’s…

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Rhode Island cannabis advocates propose “incremental legalization”

Published: Jun 9, 2017, 1:31 pm • Updated: Jun 9, 2017, 1:31 pm By The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island state lawmakers who want to legalize recreational marijuana before retail pot shops open in Massachusetts are proposing a scaled-back alternative. Legalization advocates announced the plan Thursday after their…

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Instead of legalizing marijuana, Rhode Island might just study the concept

Published: May 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: May 17, 2017, 8:28 am By The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island lawmakers who aren’t ready to legalize marijuana might try to study it instead. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote this week on a bill that would…

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Rhode Island marijuana legalization proponents gear up to try again

Published: Jan 13, 2017, 7:14 am • Updated: Jan 13, 2017, 4:25 pm By Matt O’Brien, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I — The legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts is causing some Rhode Island lawmakers to try to catch up to their neighbor and possibly race ahead. Rhode Island’s legal…

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Rhode Island Legislative Session Comes To A Close After Some Marijuana Reform Victories

Out of Rhode Island: The Rhode Island legislative session came to close early on Saturday morning.  Unfortunately, despite overwhelming public support for reform, leaders of the House and Senate did not allow legislators to vote on the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act this year. Other notable outcomes of the…

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Rhode Island: PTSD Bill Passes, Heads To Governors Raimondo’s Desk

Good news out of Rhode Island: Following approval from the Rhode Island House and Senate, a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana is headed to Gov. Gina Raimondo who is expected to sign the legislation into law. This is a…

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Rhode Island: House Budget Would Significantly Change Medical Marijuana Program

Important news out of Rhode Island. See the legislative alert I received below: In February, Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed an annual state budget that included several amendments to Rhode Island’s medical marijuana program, including hefty new fees that alarmed patient advocates. On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee approved a budget…

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Prominent Physicians’ Organization Throws Support Behind Effort To End Marijuana Prohibition In Rhode Island

Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, an organization led by some of the most prominent physicians in the country, has formally endorsed the effort to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use in Rhode Island. The addition of DFCR to the Regulate Rhode Island coalition comes at a pivotal time, just as…

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