September 9, 2017: Gorilla Glue #4 Lawsuit - Finalized

The breeders who created the super-sticky Gorilla Glue 4 strain have reached a settlement with the Gorilla Glue adhesive maker. 

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Legalize pot in R.I.? 19 people picked to study the issue

The commission will begin meeting in October and has until March 1 to make its recommendation to lawmakers. 

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October 23, 2017: Rhode Island governor may renew bid to add MMJ dispensaries

 While saying she’s “not in a rush” to see Rhode Island legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Gina Raimondo may again seek an expansion of medical cannabis businesses in the state. 

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October 29, 2017: Seeing the light on legalization at Rhode Island Cannabis Convention

 The event bills itself as a gathering of “canna-sumers and ganja-preneurs” and a “must-attend expo” for anyone interested in medical and recreational marijuana. It made a good forum for talking to companies that hope to make money if Rhode Island follows Massachusetts and legalizes recreational marijuana use. 

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November 14, 2017: RI medical marijuana dispensary CEO fears impact of recreational pot sales in MA.

 Seth Bock of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth worries that he’ll be out of business in two years if his customers opt to buy across the border rather than deal with the expense and bureaucracy of renewing patient cards. 

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Justice Dept. Enforcement Memo Complicates Legal Marijuana Rollout In Mass.

 The state Cannabis Control Commission plans to forge ahead in developing a legal marijuana market in Massachusetts, despite uncertainty generated Thursday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission of an Obama-era policy that directed federal law enforcement to adopt a laissez faire stance in states that have legalized marijuana. 

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