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Baker administration estimates vaping ban costing stores up to $8M in...

PROVIDENCE – A three-month ban on retail nicotine and marijuana vaping products in Massachusetts has the potential to cost private businesses $7 million to...

Was Gov. Gina M. Raimondo right to file a lawsuit to...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging the need for legislative approval of marijuana and hemp regulations. The...

Union gets toehold in R.I.’s marijuana industry

THE NASCENT CANNABIS INDUSTRY in Rhode Island is expanding quickly and attracting the attention of a national union best known for organizing supermarket workers. The...
NOT WORKING: Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Oct. 22 lawsuit over marijuana regulatory power was the latest example of her fractured relationship with legislative leaders from her own political party. 
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Raimondo, GA leaders must stop sniping, find common ground

The fractured working relationship between Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and legislative leaders from her own party in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly is again on...

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020...
REGULATION LITIGATION: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo filed a lawsuit calling budget provisions passed by the General Assembly in the fiscal 2020 budget giving veto power to the GA regarding marijuana and hemp regulations unconstitutional. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020 budget...
BAYCOAST BANK, one of its Rhode Island branches shown here, is one of the few banks in the area that openly court deposits from marijuana-related businesses. The Swansea, Mass.-based community bank decided to take the step nearly a year ago as more marijuana-related businesses were opening after Massachusetts began licensing recreational marijuana dispensaries, in addition to medical marijuana dispensaries previously legalized in Massachusetts and Rhode Island./COURTESY/BAYCOAST BANK

BayCoast accepts marijuana-industry deposits

Legalizing marijuana is one thing, banking on it is another. At least one bank in the area, however, is venturing into those waters –...

Marijuana businesses need banks

BayCoast Bank is setting a much-needed standard locally with its public acceptance of deposits from businesses in the burgeoning marijuana industry. The Swansea-based bank has...

Correia’s former chief of staff indicted on extortion charges

FALL RIVER – Genoveva Andrade, the former chief of staff to Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II, was indicted Sept. 19 on six federal charges,...

Nova Farms marijuana licenses suspended; principal investigated for drug violations

ATTLEBORO – The Cannabis Control Commission has halted all medical and recreational cannabis operations of Nova Farms LLC after learning of pending criminal charges...
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