PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials have contacted three prospective medical marijuana dispensaries to do business in the state.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/yXauJR ) that the state Department of Health sent letters to confirm the interest of three prospective dispensaries in registering for a certificate to serve licensed patients.
State legislation enacted this spring allows dispensaries to possess up to 1,500 ounces of marijuana. The proposal would also allow law enforcement to inspect dispensaries and give the state police a seat on the board overseeing the facilities.
Health Department spokeswoman Dara Chadwick says Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center in Providence, Summit Medical Compassion Center in Warwick and Greenleaf Compassionate Care in Portsmouth have gone through a pre-approval process.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com