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THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY is scheduled to take up the nomination of Michelle Reddish to serve as the state’s first cannabis administrator. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J> MCKEE

Senate to begin deliberation on nomination for R.I. cannabis administrator

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday is scheduled to take up Gov. Daniel J. McKee's nomination of Oklahoma medical marijuana regulator Michelle...

Questions raised over who should get ‘social equity’ cannabis licenses

After months of delays, Rhode Island’s cannabis market cleared crucial hurdles when the R.I. Cannabis Control Commission and Cannabis Advisory Board got off the...
ATTENTION-GETTING: Stuart Procter, PureVita Labs LLC co-owner and laboratory director, left, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ The Business of Cannabis Summit on Sept. 7 while panelists Ronald Crosson, center, chairman of the R.I. Cannabis Advisory Board, and Spencer Blier, CEO of Mammoth Inc., listen. Not visible behind Procter is panelist Armand T. Lusi, president of the Rhode Island Cultivator Industry Association. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Cannabis industry says advertising key to overcoming glut of products

After the Rhode Island Cannabis Act was passed, Spencer Blier, CEO and founder of cannabis cultivator ­Mammoth Inc., says he saw the number of...
STATE REP. SCOTT A. SLATER, second from left, speaks during one of the panel discussions at Providence Business News’ 2023 Business of Cannabis Summit at the Providence Marriott on Thursday morning. Also on the panel, from left, is and Kelly Wishart, chief operating officer of Coastline EAP/RISAS; Drew Richards, director of Marcum LLP; Benjamin Rackliffe, partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux and O’Gara LLC; and Kristyn M. Glennon, first vice president and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering officer of BayCoast Bank. The discussion was moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, far right. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: Cannabis sector ‘a struggle’ but making progress

PROVIDENCE – As the R.I. Cannabis Control Commission takes the next several months to draw up the state's crucial first set of regulations on...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS will host its 2023 Business of Cannabis Summit at the Providence Marriott from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7. Tickets are available.

PBN’s 2023 Business of Cannabis Summit slated for Sept. 7

PROVIDENCE – Key obstacles facing the cannabis industry and whether the projected revenue for the state, local businesses and economy will be realized are...

R.I. cannabis commission schedules public ‘listening sessions’

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Cannabis Control Commission wants to hear from you. The newly formed, three-person panel has scheduled four public “listening sessions” across the...

Cannabis regulatory panel gets introductory ethics lesson

PROVIDENCE – Despite years of combined service in the legal field, at its inaugural meeting Thursday the three-member R.I. Cannabis Control Commission was treated...
JUMPED THE BORDER: ­Edward Dow, CEO of Massachusetts-based Solar Cannabis Co., has opened a dispensary in Warwick. He’s seen sales in Rhode Island growing steadily while business in Massachusetts has declined. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Cannabis complications: Promising marijuana industry falling short of expectations

Dr. Jason Iannuccilli has invested a lot in his lab in the past year. Like many entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, the co-founder of Pure­Vita...

McKee nominates 3 for R.I. Cannabis Control Commission

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday announced his three appointments to the R.I. Cannabis Control Commission, which will be tasked with regulatory...

Young professionals honored at PBN’s 40 Under Forty ceremony

WARWICK – Forty young business professionals were honored Thursday at Aldrich Mansion for their efforts in the workplace and community at Providence Business News’...
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