PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Regulate Rhode Island and allied legislators are announcing a new proposal they call “incremental legalization.”
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On April 23, 2017, a Rhode Island Superior Court judge ruled that Darlington Fabrics Corp. broke the law when it rescinded an employment offer to Christine Callaghan, a University of Rhode Island graduate student, based solely on her status as a medical marijuana patient.
WEST WARWICK, R.I., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Lighting Science® today announced the appointment of noted horticultural and SSL technology expert Emil Radkov as Senior Agronomist and Director of VividGro, a division of Lighting Science Group focused on advanced agricultural and horticultural LED solutions.
On April 11, 2017, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Adult Use of Cannabis Act, a measure that would legalize recreational cannabis in the state.
Regulate Rhode Island’s report suggests that legalizing marijuana will create new jobs and bring in tax revenue for the state.
The issue of whether or not to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Rhode Island is gaining additional detractors — and continued staunch supporters.
WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — LED innovation powerhouse Lighting Science today announced the addition of an LED T8 grow lamp to their industry-leading VividGro product line.
Support for legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island is at an all time high. According to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, 59% of Rhode Island’s residents think that recreational marijuana should be legal for adults 21 years or older.
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new poll shows momentum is building behind the effort to end marijuana prohibition in Rhode Island. Regulate Rhode Island director Jared Moffat held a news conference Tuesday at the State House to discuss the results.
On Jan. 11, 2016, Rhode Island state Sen. Joshua Miller and state Rep. Scott Slater announced in a press conference that they intend to introduce legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the Massachusetts government prepares to implement an initiative to regulate and tax marijuana that was approved by voters in November, lawmakers in Rhode Island are poised to introduce similar legislation.
On Jan. 4, 2017, Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation issued licenses to the state’s first three medical marijuana cultivators, all of which are based in Warwick.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo recently estimated that if The Ocean State legalizes recreational marijuana, it could generate between $10 to $15 million in revenue during its first year.
WEST WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — With ballot results confirmed in three U.S. states for the recreational use of marijuana, and three for medical use, the increased demand on energy consumption in pro-cannabis territories is expected to skyrocket, continuing the trend towards LED “grow light” solutions that curb energy consumption and reduce energy costs to growers.
Voters in Massachusetts and Maine legalized marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, becoming the first two states east of the Rockies to do so. The results from Massachusetts’s Question 4 were announced before midnight on Election Day, while the outcome of Maine’s Question 1 remained undetermined until early the next morning.
As Massachusetts residents prepare to vote on marijuana legalization, the governor of neighboring Rhode Island is considering the next move for her state’s pot policy, which already allows medical marijuana. If Massachusetts legalizes, Rhode Island will have to look at the issue “harder and faster.”
The emergency is this: state officials fear that if they cut off the caregiver supply to the dispensaries without giving enough time for a seamless transition to the licensed cultivators, prices could skyrocket, driving patients further to the black market.
24/7 Wall Street CEO Douglas McIntyre looks at the 10 states where people smoke the most marijuana.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Feb. 22, 2016: Alaska has the highest electricity rates among the markets where adult use of marijuana is currently legal and the seven states most likely to legalize in 2016.
Marijuana activists and political junkies can barely wait for 2016 to begin, and the list-making has been in full flower for months. But full adult-use legalization may depend as much on the nuts and bolts of petition deadlines or legislative calendars as it does on history, social attitudes and the state of medical marijuana regulation.
In Rhode Island, state officials have begun to dial back expectations for the amount of tax revenue generated by its medical marijuana program.
A judge has denied a petition to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a fabric company accused of violating a Rhode Island woman’s civil rights by denying her a paid internship based upon her use of medical marijuana.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of July 27, 2015: New Frontier analysts have calculated the top 15 states for marijuana use in the past month, with use in Vermont and Rhode Island nearly twice the national average.
California once looked like the center of marijuana reform, but Hunter Holliman, Regional Project Lead of 4Front Ventures, says, “The Mid-Atlantic region is driving cannabis policy in the U.S. right now.”
In Rhode Island, the currently proposed bill, sponsored by Burrillville Democrat Rep. Cale Keable, would legalize the growth and sale of hemp products.
Calling all cannabis CEOs: the market is kindly asking for you to stop with press releases that recap industry updates.
Cannabis stocks ended the week on a mixed note. We are pleased to see better volumes and capital flowing to better names.
A study by the Rand Corporation, commissioned by Vermont lawmakers and due to be released on January 15, 2015, could shape the future debate on retail marijuana legalization.
So thinks Rob Kampia, Executive Director of Marijuana Policy Project. In a recent interview with MJINews, Kampia indicated that he sees the potential for plenty of activity for legalization advocates and marijuana investors.
Do you have a right to smoke marijuana? What about if you have a medical condition? Is medical marijuana a right or is it just another treatment option? Although medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia, few states have laws in place to protect patients.
(CNN) — A medical marijuana advocate turned write-in candidate for Rhode Island governor has garnered instant social media attention by smoking what she says is pot in a campaign video.
After perusing our debut State of the Leaf cannabis infographic, you may have pondered which state in the US has the highest concentration of cannabis consumers. You’re not alone if you guessed Washington or Colorado, the only two states legally selling recreational cannabis, but you would be wrong.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has faced conservative opposition ever since the subject first cropped up. Despite that, it is in place and moving along quite nicely, at least for now. A similar amount of opposition has confronted the campaign for medical marijuana. Until recently, issues regarding the ACA and medical marijuana have remained separate, which is best for both; however, new reports have highlighted that issues of insurance and medical marijuana are intersecting.