Compassion centers eye expansion

GROWING TRENDS: Gerald McGraw Jr., CEO of the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center, in the main retail room. The center plans to increase growing capacity. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
GROWING TRENDS: Gerald McGraw Jr., CEO of the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center, in the main retail room. The center plans to increase growing capacity. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
When Rhode Island lawmakers voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2005, then nonprofit medical dispensaries four years later, it put the state among the forerunners of an increasingly progressive national attitude toward the drug. As things turned out, it would be four years between the time the General Assembly approved dispensaries, known as “compassion centers,”…

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