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State marijuana growers making more campaign donations in hopes of cutting...

Spencer Blier was expelled from his first college for smoking weed, then spent the next decade as a perpetual University of Rhode Island student,...

Advocates want to change these 4 things in the state cannabis...

CRANSTON – With infused drinks, charcuterie, and the blasting beats of Drake, a group of over three dozen industry advocates, leaders, and lawmakers gathered...

R.I. recreational cannabis sales hit $7.1M in September

PROVIDENCE – Recreational cannabis receipts in Rhode Island reached $7.1 million in September, rising for the 10th consecutive month and continuing the upward trend...

R.I. cannabis sales climb in August

PROVIDENCE – Cannabis receipts in Rhode Island rose for the fourth consecutive month in August while new sales milestones were reached. The monthly financial report...
STATE REP. SCOTT A. SLATER, second from left, speaks during one of the panel discussions at Providence Business News’ 2023 Business of Cannabis Summit at the Providence Marriott on Thursday morning. Also on the panel, from left, is and Kelly Wishart, chief operating officer of Coastline EAP/RISAS; Drew Richards, director of Marcum LLP; Benjamin Rackliffe, partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux and O’Gara LLC; and Kristyn M. Glennon, first vice president and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering officer of BayCoast Bank. The discussion was moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, far right. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: Cannabis sector ‘a struggle’ but making progress

PROVIDENCE – As the R.I. Cannabis Control Commission takes the next several months to draw up the state's crucial first set of regulations on...

Dispensary challenges labor provisions of recreational marijuana law

Amid growing tensions with its workers over labor standards and unionization, a Portsmouth marijuana dispensary is taking aim at the state’s recreational cannabis law. Greenleaf...

R.I. Judiciary expunges more than 23K cannabis possession charges

PROVIDENCE – In the first of two phases required under the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, the state judiciary on Thursday announced that it has...

Activists call on Senate to ask questions of new cannabis board...

PROVIDENCE – A small group of social justice advocates gathered in front of the Statehouse Thursday to call on the Senate to use a...

R.I. cannabis sector still in waiting mode

Nearly four months after the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis, the fledgling industry in Rhode Island is being stifled by delays in...
THIRTY-ONE cities and towns in Rhode Island will be voting to decide whether to allow cannabis retail sales in their communities at licensed locations. Because of a limited number of available licenses, not every community that OKs sales will have a cannabis shop within their borders. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

31 communities facing the cannabis question: Allow sales or not?

The way the state law legalizing recreational cannabis is written, it’s easier for cities and towns to allow the sale of marijuana in their...
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