Superior Court judge blocks Smithfield’s medical marijuana ordinance

R.I. SUPERIOR COURT Associate Justice Richard A. Licht has blocked a Smithfield ordinance limiting the number of marijuana plants a private citizen may grow for medicinal use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TREVOR HAGAN
R.I. SUPERIOR COURT Associate Justice Richard A. Licht has blocked a Smithfield ordinance limiting the number of marijuana plants a private citizen may grow for medicinal use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TREVOR HAGAN
PROVIDENCE — R.I. Superior Court Associate Justice Richard A. Licht has granted two Smithfield residents, members of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, a temporary injunction preventing Smithfield from limiting private cultivation of medical marijuana. The plaintiffs have not been named in the suit, as a privacy-saving measure, according to the American Civil Liberties Union…

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