Tag Archives: Rhode Island

New Report Finds Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized

New Report Finds Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013.

Future Farm Technologies Closing Date

Future Farm Sets Closing Date for RI Building Zoned for Cannabis; Receives $1.4 Million in Warrant Conversions; and Provides Update on Voluntary Shareholder Warrant Conversion

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce that the closing date for the previously announced acquisition of a 15,000 sq ft building in Providence, Rhode Island for $750,000 is set for January 15, 2018.

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Future Farm Signs Contract to Buy Cannabis Zoned Building in Rhode Island

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce it has entered into an Offer to Purchase Real Estate for the acquisition of a 15,000-sq ft building in Providence, Rhode Island.

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VividGro Launches GroBar: The Most Advanced Cannabis Grow Light

WEST WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis and agriculture innovator VividGro®, a division of distinguished LED company Lighting Science®, announced today their latest breakthrough: A four-foot, 19 ounces, white light LED grow lamp called the GroBar.

Rhode Island Woman Wins Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case

Rhode Island Woman Wins Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case

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 broke the law when it rescinded an employment offer to Christine Callaghan, a University of Rhode Island graduate student, based solely on her status as a medical marijuana patient.

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VividGro Announces New Director and Senior Agronomist

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.

Marijuana Legalization in Rhode Island Gaining New Detractors, Supporters

Marijuana Legalization in Rhode Island Gaining New Detractors, Supporters

The issue of whether or not to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Rhode Island is gaining additional detractors — and continued staunch supporters.

Poll: Majority of Rhode Island's Residents Support Legalization

Poll: Majority of Rhode Island’s Residents Support Legalization

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.

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New Rhode Island Poll Finds Strong and Widespread Support for Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol

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.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Plan to Introduce Legalization Bill

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.

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Poised to Introduce Legislation to Regulate and Tax Marijuana

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.

Rhode Island Awards First Three Cultivator Licenses

Rhode Island Awards First Three Cultivator Licenses

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 Governor Estimates Recreational Legalization Could Generate $15M

Rhode Island Governor Estimates Legalization Could Generate $15M

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.


VividGro™ Indoor LED Grow-Light by Lighting Science® Anticipating Accelerated Growth of Cannabis Market Following Legalization in Six U.S. States

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.

New England

Legal Marijuana Approved in Two New England States

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.

Rhode Island

As Massachusetts Votes on Legalization, Rhode Island Governor Plans Ahead

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.”

R.I. emergency regulations create new category to supply medical marijuana dispensaries

R.I. Emergency Regulations Create New Category to Supply to Dispensaries

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.

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Weekly CannaBit: The Variable Commercial Electricity Rates Facing Marijuana Growers in Legal States

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.


Most Likely to Succeed 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.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

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.


Marijuana Momentum Moves to The Mid-Atlantic

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.”

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Rhode Island Woman Sues Over MMJ Discrimination

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.

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Where Are the United States’ Biggest Cannabis Consumers? Not Where You’d Expect

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.


Insurance to Cover Medical Marijuana?

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.