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CANNABIS ­CULTIVATOR: Mammoth Inc. is among the state’s cannabis cultivators hoping to expand once marijuana sales for recreational use become legal in December. Above, trimmer Alyssa Kenyon works in Mammoth’s Warwick facility. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Competition, delays could limit cannabis job growth

For years, growers and sellers participating in Rhode Island’s medical-marijuana program have been frustrated watching counterparts in Massachusetts and other states with legal recreational...
A WORKER AT Mammoth Inc., one of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators, tends to the marijuana plants at its Warwick location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is it OK for local officials to decide for voters whether...

Voters in 31 Rhode Island communities will decide on Nov. 8 whether to allow the sale or cultivation of recreational marijuana in their communities. Elected...

Newly licensed R.I. cannabis dispensary secures $5M loan from Colorado lender

PROVIDENCE – A Massachusetts-based marijuana retailer with plans to open a dispensary in Rhode Island recently secured a $5 million loan to support its...

Sweetspot Dispensary set to become state’s 4th medical marijuana facility

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A new medical marijuana compassion center is set to open in Rhode Island for the first time in eight years.  Plant Based...

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...
KEEPING WATCH: Levi Tracy, part of the grow staff at medical marijuana cultivator Hangar 420 in Warwick, tends the near-harvest plants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Budding medical marijuana cultivator has high expectations for expansion

A marijuana company called Hangar 420 recently landed in Rhode Island, bringing with it a cargo of rare strains such as “Do Si Sherbert”...

Union: Greenleaf marijuana dispensary worker reinstated after claiming wrongful termination

PORTSMOUTH – A worker at the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center who claims he was wrongfully terminated in June for his union organizing efforts has...

ACLU settles medical marijuana discrimination case

PROVIDENCE - The ACLU of Rhode Island on Thursday said it has settled a lawsuit filed in 2014 against Darlington Fabrics Corp. over its...
SUPPORT GROUP: Cranston Democrat Sen. Joshua Miller, left, and Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey, right, introduced legislation last spring to legalize recreational marijuana, with the backing of Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center. It passed the Senate but died in the House. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PLANTING THE SEED: Stakes are high as R.I. officials lay groundwork...

It’s really no longer a matter of “if” recreational use of marijuana will be legalized in Rhode Island. Now it’s more a question of...
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