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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....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO released a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes $9.9B budget, to include legalized marijuana sales, new fees

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday that would increase state expenditures for education, workforce training and business...
COMPETING EFFECTIVELY: DarrowEverett Chairman Zachary Darrow, left, meets with Managing Partner Joshua Berlinsky at the legal-services company’s Providence office.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Law firm shows strength in private equity

DarrowEverett LLP launched a legal-services company in Providence in 2007 that initially may have been best known for its work in land use and...

When pot smoke clears, who profits?

Investors may be betting on marijuana in all the wrong places. Enthusiasm for pot stocks reached a fever pitch recently when investors piled into British...

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