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With recreational marijuana legal, industry scrambles to prepare for Dec. 1...

PROVIDENCE – The countdown is on for recreational marijuana, with six months until existing medical marijuana stores can start selling to adult users. Some proponents...
RHODE ISLAND business leaders say the new recreational marijuana law provies enough protections for employers to create workplace drug policies suitable for their individual companies. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community accepts R.I. cannabis act

After years of fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana use, many Rhode Island business leaders say they’re now satisfied with parts of the...

Nation’s first test-to-treat COVID-19 clinic to open in Providence

PROVIDENCE – White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish K. Jha said sick Rhode Island residents should not be shy about coming by to...

R.I. lawmakers approve recreational marijuana, sales to start Dec. 1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana, with state lawmakers in both chambers approving legislation Tuesday. The...
R.I. COMMERCE SECRETARY Stefan Pryor announced on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, that he is running for the Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer. Pryor, a Democrat from Providence, served for seven years as Rhode Island's secretary of commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pryor announces campaign for R.I. treasurer

PROVIDENCE – After serving as the state's first commerce secretary since 2015, Stefan Pryor is joining the race for the Rhode Island Office of...

Are you satisfied with compromise legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use in...

Two key General Assembly committees on May 18 quickly approved legislation to legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana by adults in Rhode...

R.I. unemployment rate drops to 3.2% in April, 2,400 nonfarm jobs...

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery continued in April with the monthly unemployment rate dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from March to 3.2%,...

Recreational marijuana bill on fast track to passage after key GA...

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers are fast-tracking a proposal to legalize and sell recreational marijuana, with committees in both chambers of the R.I. General Assembly approving...

DEM awards $4M in matching grants for outdoor recreational projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Wednesday announced $4.1 million in matching grants for outdoor recreational projects across the state, according...

Recreational marijuana bill appears poised for passage with compromise reached

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers appear to have ironed out their differences over how to regulate recreational marijuana, striking a compromise in amended legislation unveiled by...

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