Rhode Island

Rhode Island Receives 45 Applications For 6 Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Businesses seeking to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island have submitted 45 applications for only six licenses, according to officials from the state Department of Business Regulation. More than two dozen companies submitted applications, many of them for more than one of the coveted licenses for compassion centers, as medical marijuana dispensaries are officially referred to in Rhode Island. Medical marijuana was legalized in Rhode Island in 2006, but currently the entire state is only served by three licensed dispensaries, located in the cities of Providence, Warwick, and Portsmouth. Under a state law passed last year, six more compassion […]


Rhode Island Considers Legalization to Solve Budget Crisis

Many liberal, New England states have turned to recreational or medical cannabis to bring in some extra revenue, and now, in light of the budget deficit in the state, Rhode Island is talking about legalization as well.   Currently, the state is projecting a possible $114.4 million deficit in the state’s economy, and analysts are getting worried. In response to that, a Senate Finance Committee in the state is considering Democrat Gina Raimondo’s proposal to allow the sale of cannabis legally within state borders.  Under Raimondo’s plan, dispensaries in the state would be run privately, like in many other states who […]


Inside the CBD Center of Rhode Island – Rhode Island Monthly

o this day, Chris Morgan still doesn’t know if a chance bump to the head, a high fever the next day, or some combination of both caused his daughter, Jaylin, to begin experiencing seizures at two years old. But he does know, according to his podcast, JASA Talks, that when she refused to wake from what he and his wife perceived to be a night terror, it “was the worst day of [his] life.” The young parents were quick to drive Jaylin to the hospital and, after numerous tests, Jaylin’s doctors put her on traditional medicines. Two months later, however, […]