PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation’s Office of Cannabis Regulation announced this morning that five licensed medical marijuana compassion centers have received state approval to begin selling adult use marijuana on or after December 1.
Pursuant to the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor McKee in May, a call for applications for “hybrid retail licenses,” which allow licensed compassion centers to sell both medical marijuana as well as safe, well-regulated and competitively priced marijuana products to Rhode Island adults over the age of 21, was issued in early October. As of this morning, the five compassion centers that have received state approval to commence adult use sales are:
– Aura of Rhode Island (Central Falls)
– Thomas C. Slater Center (Providence)
– Mother Earth Wellness (Pawtucket)
– Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center (Portsmouth)
– RISE Warwick (Warwick)
“This milestone is the result of a carefully executed process to ensure that our state’s entry into this emerging market was done in a safe, controlled and equitable manner,” said Governor Dan McKee. “It is also a win for our statewide economy and our strong, locally based cannabis supply chain, which consists of…