Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition

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Up in smoke?

Ten months after President Obama took office, his Justice Department issued a remarkable directive.
Obama is threatening a medical marijuana crackdown in Rhode Island and across the country. Should Governor Chafee call his bluff?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 15, 2011

Obama's medical marijuana crackdown

Rhode Island's medical marijuana community took another hit this week — only this time it didn't result in any healing.
Weed Dept.
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  May 06, 2011

Backers of ‘compassion centers’ come up short

If proponents thought that the state’s approval of medical marijuana two years ago signaled broad support for legal distribution of the drug, the General Assembly’s defeat of legis-lation to create “compassion centers” shows otherwise.
Medical Marijuana
By A.J. PACITTI AND IAN DONNIS  |  June 25, 2008

Advocates push for a legal source in RI

Medical marijuana proponents plan to seek General Assembly support this session to create an establishment, known as the Compassion Center.
Medical Marijuana
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 20, 2008

Who’s afraid of medical marijuana?

Two hits of marijuana in the morning, and two in the evening before he goes to sleep.
Opponents’ fears go unrealized with the impementation of rhode island’s law
By TE-PING CHEN  |  May 02, 2007