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TED GRILLO, left, and Matthew Baryshyan are two cultivation workers at the Ocean State Cultivation Center in Warwick. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328 and Ocean State Cultivation Management jointly announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a contract that will make the cultivation center the state’s first unionized cannabis business./COURTESY OCEAN STATE CULTIVATION CENTER

With agreement, Ocean State Cultivation Center becomes R.I.’s first unionized cannabis...

PROVIDENCE – The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328 and Ocean State Cultivation Management jointly announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a...

Application period open for 6 compassion center licenses in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Applications for six compassion center licenses will be accepted until Dec. 15, the R.I. Department of Business Regulation announced July 17. In July...
DO-IT-YOURSELFER: Nishan Han wants to grow industrial hemp in Rhode Island to provide products for his CBD shop in Newport. / COURTESY MIA CAMPOPIANO PHOTOGRAPHY

CBD store has plans to produce its own stock

Nishan Han hopes to plant his first hemp crop this spring and to harvest it by fall. If his plans are successful, Han, the CEO...
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last year introduced a proposal to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Rhode Island but it was not approved. While she prepares to reintroduce a similar proposal, both House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio have expressed opposition to such a measure. / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Do you support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to create state-run...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2021 budget plan would legalize adult recreational marijuana sales. But instead of privately run stores, such as how medical marijuana...

New Bedford City Council amends host agreement to allow sale of...

NEW BEDFORD – The City Council voted, 10-1, to approve an amendment to Beacon Compassion Inc.’s existing Host Community Agreement for medical marijuana that...
GENERAL ASSEMBLY leaders said they were filing legislation Wednesday to address separation of power issued related to the licensing and regulation of compassion centers in Rhode Island. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

GA leaders step up dispute with Raimondo over marijuana regulations

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello planned to file legislation on Wednesday challenging Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's...

R.I. can profit from marijuana debate

Short of an economic downturn, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s plan to again propose legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults appears dead on arrival in...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio's bill allowing mobile sports betting at Twin River's two Rhode Island casinos was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ruggerio opposed to legalizing adult recreational marijuana use

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s plan to again propose legalizing adult recreational marijuana use will run into an early roadblock in the Senate...
SETH BOCK, CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, one of three regulated marijuana dispensaries in the state, walks among marijuana plants at his Newport facility in 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Proposed R.I. medical marijuana regulations call for lottery, new zones for...

PROVIDENCE – Proposed regulations for Rhode Island’s medical marijuana industry that were unveiled Thursday seek to limit growth to six new dispensaries in specific...
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...

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