Category Archives: Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Senators Voice Disapproval of Potential Marijuana Legalization

For years, Rhode Island’s state legislature has seemed to be on the brink of legalizing recreational cannabis. The state’s Governor Gina Raimondo announced at the beginning of the year her plans to aide legalization and was thwarted in the attempt. Now, an end of year roadblock has emerged. In a Tuesday interview, Rhode Island Senate […]

Rhode Island’s Attorney General Announces $5.4 Million Opioid Settlement

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha announced on Monday that the state would receive $5.4 million as its share of a $700 million settlement reached last week between consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser and a coalition representing all 50 states over the company’s marketing of the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone. News of the settlement comes […]

Rhode Island Officials Reject Opioid Dependency as Qualifier for Medical Cannabis

The Rhode Island Department of Health has rejected a request to add opioid dependency to the list of conditions that qualify a patient for the state’s medical marijuana program. In a decision released last week, Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott wrote that chronic pain, the reason most opioids are prescribed to patients, is already a qualifying […]