Tag: Rhode Island

  • R.I. Doctors Explain Why they OK Medical Marijuana Requests

    PROVIDENCE – They are on the front lines of the marijuana debate, the ones who decide who should be allowed to smoke, ingest or inhale what is still an illegal drug in Rhode Island without fear of arrest. They include neurologists, oncologists, infectious disease specialists, family clinic doctors, the medical director of a drug-abuse addiction…

  • List of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Co-ops, Collectives & Clubs-November 2009

    HempNews makes no representation as to the quality, service, reliability, or compassion of any of the following coops, dispensaries, delivery services or patients’ groups. Delivery services are listed here. MEDICAL MARIJUANA LISTINGS BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA Northern California North Coast * Humboldt Patient Resource Center, 980 6th St. Arcata 707-826-7988 Open 10-5 M-Th, 10-5:30 F. *…

  • Rhode Island Sets Good Example With Pot Law

    June 30th, 2009 – Those of us who have seen the suffering of sick friends or family members relieved by smoking marijuana remain mystified at Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s opposition to a medical marijuana law. But perhaps she will be inspired by Rhode Island’s example. The Ocean State’s legislature has expanded a 2006 medical marijuana…

  • Rhode Island Will License Medical Marijuana Shops

    Rhode Island Will License Medical Marijuana Shops

    June 22, 2009-Once the law takes effect, the state will be the first in the nation to have one officially licensed nonprofit center selling marijuana. The Rhode Island legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto of a medical marijuana law Tuesday afternoon by an overwhelming margin, paving the way for state-licensed medical marijuana shops to begin operating.…

  • RI Assembly overrides veto on marijuana compassion centers

    June 17, 2009 – Rep. Thomas Slater gets a standing ovation on the House floor after a vote to override the governor’s veto of his bill to create compassion centers in the state for the distribution of marijuana for medical use. Rhode Island became the third state in the country Tuesday to allow the sale…

  • Rhode Island compassion centers legislation on governor's desk!

    Rhode Island compassion centers legislation on governor's desk!

    June 14, 2009 – Medical marijuana patients in Rhode Island are on the verge of having safe access to their medicine legally under state law. The House and Senate have each overwhelmingly passed the twin bills to allow the non-profit distribution of medical marijuana, with the Senate most recently approving the House bill in a…

  • RI Senate passes medical marijuana bill

    RI Senate passes medical marijuana bill

    June 10th, 2009 – PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island would be the third state in the nation and the first on the East Coast to allow nonprofit stores to sell marijuana to medical patients under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. The state Senate voted 30-2 to adopt a measure permitting three stores to…

  • Mother of child patient says "Decriminalize marijuana in the US"

    June 8th, 2009 – I’m on the phone getting a recipe for hashish butter. Not from my dealer but from Lester Grinspoon, a physician and emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. And not for a party but for my 9-year-old son, who has autism, anxiety and digestive problems, all of which are helped…

  • Decriminalize marijuana

    The war on drugs has caused too much collateral damage: Even the ill face stigmatization by using an alternative to harsh pharmaceuticals. June 7, 2009-I’m on the phone getting a recipe for hashish butter. Not from my dealer but from Lester Grinspoon, a physician and emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. And not…

  • Rhode Island lawmakers poised to approve marijuana bill

    June 4th, 2009 – PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The state Senate could soon approve legislation permitting nonprofit stores in Rhode Island to sell marijuana to medical patients. House lawmakers signed off on a final version of the bill Wednesday, sending it back to a Senate committee which has set a vote for Tuesday. If the…