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A wise pause on marijuana legalization

The state-by-state march toward marijuana legalization has run into a wall in two left-leaning states. Faced with objections from parents, teachers, police and others...
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Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
DRUG TESTING: Craig Pickell is the president and CEO of Bullard, which makes custom grinders and abrasives. Manufacturers such as Pickell, who also serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, are concerned about the worker-safety issues and employer rights regarding drug testing if recreational marijuana use is legalized.
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‘We’re not going to stop [legal pot]’

Amid the rolling fields and wooded hills outside Worcester, Mass., people park their cars in a dirt lot then take a shuttle bus to...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...
CVS Health will begin selling products infused with CBD, a non-intoxicating hemp component, at more than 800 of its stores as part of a distribution deal with marijuana company Curaleaf Holdings. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS joins cannabis wellness trend by adding CBD products

NEW YORK - CBD has landed at CVS. CVS Health Corp. this week will begin selling products infused with the trendy, non-intoxicating hemp component at...
STEVEN HOFFMAN, chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, speaks with several businesspeople after giving a speech before the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. / PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Mass. cannabis official cautions R.I. on legalization issues

PROVIDENCE -- One of Massachusetts' top cannabis officials offered advice for Rhode Island Tuesday morning as state lawmakers here kick off the debate on...

R.I. League of Cities and Towns announces priorities for 2019 legislative...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns announced state legislative priorities for 2019 that include debating open-ended contracts and binding arbitration...

Seekonk residents vote down rezoning for multifamily use at Showcase Cinemas...

SEEKONK – Residents in a special town meeting voted down a proposed rezoning of land adjacent to a former Showcase Cinemas site, the Town...

Raimondo budget plan would legalize recreational marijuana

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Jan. 17 that would increase state expenditures for education, workforce training and...
THE FORMER SHOWCASE CINEMAS in Seekonk could be redeveloped and split into two parcels, with the undeveloped back portion proposed for condominiums, according to a plan filed with the town, and the original building and a portion of the parking lot converted to a marijuana processing facility. / COURTESY TOWN OF SEEKONK

Former theater site could become multifamily housing, marijuana facility

SEEKONK – The former Showcase Cinemas in Seekonk could be redeveloped after years of vacancy. The 22-acre site, now owned by Providence developer H....
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