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Patrick Kennedy's unexpected challenge to marijuana legalization

Since leaving Capitol Hill in 2010, former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy has devoted much of his energy to mental health concerns.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 11, 2013
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Reefer medness

In the five years since the General Assembly approved Rhode Island's medical marijuana law, licensed smokers have operated in a sort of smoke-filled netherworld.
For five years, Rhode Island's medical marijuana movement has been a grassroots affair. For better or worse, it's about to go mainstream
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 11, 2011
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Photos: MassCann's 2010 Freedom Rally

MassCann, our state's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, hosts the 2010 Freedom Rally at Boston Common on September 18, 2010.
MassCann's 2010 Freedom Rally at Boston Common on September 18, 2010
By SCOTT M. LACEY  |  September 24, 2010
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Where to put the pot?

With last week's decision that Northeast Patients Group, based in Augusta, has been chosen by state health officials to open the first medical-marijuana dispensary in Cumberland County, we have moved just a tad closer to having an actual functioning medi
Scouting locations for Cumberland County's first medical-marijuana dispensary
By KEGAN ZEMA  |  July 16, 2010

Good weed

Thank you for the article “A Weed Grows in Boston.”
Letters to the Boston editor, December 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 25, 2009