Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ex-URI and NBA hoops star investing in medical marijuana

Cuttino Mobley, one of the greatest shooters to come through URI wants in. Cuttino has supposedly committed $4m of his own money to a compassion center in Warwick. Welcome back Cuttino. At first glance, I thought for sure that it was going to be Odom.

Ex-URI and NBA hoops star investing in medical marijuana

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Medical Marijuana Lawyer

Colorado and California are light years ahead of Rhode Island as far as the medical marijuana legislative landscape and resulting industry is concerned.  This is no secret.  So while the most recent round of applicants awaits a decision by the Board of Health, we can look to Colorado and California for signs of what may come.

This is an interesting article out of California.  Pot delivery?

Do you think there is a refund if it takes more than 30min?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Medical Marijuana Lawyer

21 apps in the hopper with the Health Department:


It will be a "matter of weeks" before a decision is made.  As I stated in a previous post, at least one and up to three compassion centers are slated to be sanctioned by the Health Department.  This ProJo article states unequivocally that three centers will be licensed.  Did I miss something (in all seriousness)?  Has the state decided to allow three compassion centers regardless?  Does this have to do with the additional applications?  Unless there has been some offical word on the number of licenses to be awarded, I'm still going with the under on this one.  Best of luck to the applicants. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Medical Marjuana Lawyer

Overzealous growers, or is there more to it?  It seems that a concern among the general public regarding the decriminalization of marijuana and its use for medicinal purposes is the drug winding up in the hands of those who are not part of the state medical program.  Paranoia?  I think not.  This seems to be a valid position.  Look at some of the examples in this article:


People are growing well beyond their allotted personal quota under the state law.  This begs the question (legitimate or not) whether the marijuana is being grown for personal consumption or personal profit.  Where is all the weed going?  My guess is that its being sold to fund the growing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Medical Marijuana Lawyer

Here is some perspective from one of the parties looking to open a dispensary:


“We still intend to use the same grow house,” Smith said. “As for the dispensary, we're going to      take another look at that. We're going to try to be in compliance with the zoning laws, and we're going to try to be as far away as possible from any schools or churches in order to take away that reasoning from the City Council.”

Location. Location. Location.  Could that really be the hold-up?  Sounds more like political posturing to me.  Maybe the elections will get the ball rolling.....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Medical Marijuana Lawyer

0 - 15, lets try again.  The Rhode Island Health Department again opened the application process for would be medical marijuana compassion centers in the state.  Applicants will have until November 12 to do so.  My guess is that most (if not all) applicants will be repeats from the first round where none of the 15 applicants was deemd "qualified" by the Health Department.

Here is a link to a recent article in the ProJo with further details: http://www.projo.com/news/content/MORE_MARIJUANA_10-05-10_THK7A1T_v8.2159744.html

Although the Health Department previously stated that it would open at least one and up to three compassion centers, I'm taking the under.  Look for one center to open as a test run, especially given the difficulties in the original application process.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Medical Marijuana Lawyer

Thirteen states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington) and the District of Columbia have approved medical marijuana programs either through citizen's ballot initiative or through the legislature. The District of Columbia's program never went into effect because Congress disallowed the District to implement the program.

Rhode Island’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) is the result of the Rhode Island General Assembly overriding the Governor’s veto of the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act in 2006. It protects patients, caregivers, and physicians from any penalties resulting from the medical use of marijuana.

The goal of this blog is to keep readers informed of recent developments in medical marijuana legislation nationwide, with a greater focus on the emerging trends in Rhode Island.  Stay tuned...