Rhode Island Senate Votes to Open Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Legal access to medical marijuana could soon be coming to the east coast:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island would be the third state in the nation and the first on the East Coast to allow nonprofit stores to sell marijuana to medical patients under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers.

The state Senate voted 30-2 to adopt a measure permitting three stores to sell marijuana to more than 680 patients registered with the state Department of Health. It now heads to Gov. Don Carcieri, who has previously vetoed bills legalizing marijuana for medical use.

A veto from the governor is almost certain, but towering majorities in the House and Senate should make it possible to override the veto. That's exactly how Rhode Island's original medical marijuana law was passed. Maybe Carcieri should just sign the damn thing and save himself the double embarrassment of not only trying to stand between seriously-ill patients and their medicine, but also failing at it.
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Third state?

Am I missing something? I thought there were 13 states already allowing medical marijuana to be sold?

Re: Third state?

Most MMJ states only permit cultivation.

how

i am trying to open a dispensary in rhode island. i know the steps to making a non-profit organ. but i am lost on thios whole marijuana thing. i am currently filing the correct documents with the state sec. to finalize but need a little help. looking for bpard members also, if you feel your qualified then apply or e-mail me

where are they?

I'm moving to New York next year and I currently live in California with a medical marijuana card. I was just doing some research and I found out that I will be able to use my California card in Rhode Island, but after some research, there doesn't appear to be any clubs out there yet. What's the deal?

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