NECANN Returns To Rhode Island Convention Center October 28 & 29

NECANN comes to Rhode Island Oct 28 & 29

RHODE ISLAND: Following up on recent events in Boston, MA and Portland, ME (the two largest Cannabis Industry conventions ever on the east coast), NECANN will return to Providence for the third annual Rhode Island Cannabis Convention on October 28 & 29,  at the RI Convention Center. As Rhode Island continues to edge towards legalizing recreational Read the full article…

Police Fine Church Member Who Brought Marijuana To Park

Three members of a church that uses marijuana in its ceremonies have been ticketed for possessing a controlled substance at a National Park.

RHODE ISLAND:  Three members of a church that uses marijuana in its ceremonies have been ticketed for possessing a controlled substance at Roger Williams National Memorial.Police moved in Tuesday and issued $100 citations after members of the West Greenwich-based Healing Church lit a glass pipe they referred to as a chalice.Anne Armstrong, deaconess of church, Read the full article…

Cannabis Sect Worshiping At Providence’s Roger Williams National Memorial

Leaders of The Healing Church of West Greenwich have using marijuana for prayer and anointing daily since last Thursday at the Roger Williams National Memorial.

RHODE ISLAND:  Leaders of The Healing Church of West Greenwich, which uses marijuana for prayer and anointing, said they have been holding daily novenas since Thursday at the Roger Williams National Memorial and that they were questioned but not arrested Sunday by a park ranger and Providence police. Anne Armstrong and Alan Gordon, who live Read the full article…

Rhode Island Considers Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Skunk has higher levels of the psychoactive compound Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than “regular” pot, and has become much more prevalent in recent years, as people seek out more potent versions of the drug.

RHODE ISLAND:  Rhode Island state lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition and establish a system to regulate and tax the weed. “Marijuana prohibition is an ineffective and wasteful policy, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer,” state Sen. Joshua Miller (D), sponsor of a Senate bill, said in a statement. “The legislature is perfectly Read the full article…

Rhode Island’s First Medical Marijuana Vapor Lounge To Open In Providence

Unlike smoking the drug, vaping marijuana, like vaping tobacco, avoids Rhode Island’s indoor smoking ban.

RHODE ISLAND:  Two Johnson & Wales University graduates are ready to open the state’s first medical marijuana vapor lounge in downtown Providence Saturday. Named Elevated,  the small storefront lounge on Peck Street does not intend to sell marijuana, but offer licensed medical marijuana patients a casual space to consume their medication in vapor form, said Read the full article…

At Brown University Forum, Proponents Discuss Legalizing Marijuana In Rhode Island

A community forum at Brown University Tuesday night on marijuana was opened to "end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system in which it is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.”

RHODE ISLAND:  A community forum at Brown University Tuesday night on regulating and taxing marijuana was opened with a statistic contending that more African-American men are in prison, jail or on parole or probation than were enslaved in 1850. The forum, organized by Regulate Rhode Island, a statewide coalition of citizens and organizations dedicated to Read the full article…

R.I.’s Third Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open In Warwick On Monday

The state's third and final medical marijuana dispensary opens as the number of patients licensed to use medical marijuana has continued to grow at a rapid pace.

RHODE ISLAND:  Following a series of fits and starts that date to 2011, the state’s third and final dispensary, Summit Medical Compassion Center, is set to open its doors on Monday to sell medical marijuana to patients registered with the state. The dispensary is a low-key facility in a commercial plaza at 380 Jefferson Blvd., Read the full article…

Write-In Candidate Smokes What She Says Is Marijuana In Political Ad

Write-in candidate for governor says, "Yes, I do smoke cannabis. And yes, I do inhale,"

RHODE ISLAND:  A medical marijuana advocate turned write-in candidate for Rhode Island governor has garnered instant social media attention by smoking what she says is pot in a campaign video. But her media stunt comes with a more serious political message about pot legalization. “I’m Anne Armstrong, and I’m going to be the next governor Read the full article…

Forget Colorado, New Survey Shows Rhode Islanders Use The Most Marijuana

One in eight, of those over age 12 in Rhode Island  said they had used marijuana in the past month.

RHODE ISLAND:  This may shock you, but Colorado and Washington residents don’t use the most weed (if you’re measuring by the percent of state residents who regularly use marijuana.) Rhode Islanders do. Thirteen percent, or one in eight, of those over age 12 in The Ocean State said they had used marijuana in the past month, according Read the full article…

Law Enforcement In Rhode Island Pushing For Marijuana Law Changes

"People are taking advantage of this program to a level that the General Assembly could never have realized," said Special Assistant Attorney General Joee Lindbeck.

RHODE ISLAND: Law enforcement officials are pushing to amend Rhode Island‘s medical marijuana law to address public safety problems they call unintended consequences of the program, but patient advocates say the changes would jeopardize access to medicine. The attorney general’s office and municipal police chiefs say some licensed cardholders are growing excess amounts of marijuana Read the full article…