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RIPAC Community Meeting

(9.11) The Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition (RIPAC) will hold a community meeting at their headquarters on Tuesday. This meeting is for anyone who wants to learn more about medical marijuana in RI. If you are interested in becoming a licensed patient or caregiver, this

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RIPAC Community Meeting

(5.8) Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition (RIPAC) executive director Joanne Leppanen invites the public to learn more about the current medical marijuana situation in Rhode Island at Tuesday’s ‘Community Meeting.’ Get information on becoming a licensed patient or caregiver and find out the latest news

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Big Ups For This Republican Governor

Last Tuesday New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie gave the green light to six marijuana dispensaries in his state. Christie, a Republican, who served as U.S. Attorney for New Jersey from 2002 through 2008, said he sought, but never received assurances from the Justice Department

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Coming To A Neighborhood Near You — Mexican Drug Cartels

Rhode Islanders who couldn’t get themselves too worked up about the murderous savagery Mexicans have been visiting upon each other thousands of miles away, may soon get to see the drug wars play out up close and personal. Writing in the Sunday Providence Journal, “A

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Rally To Support Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Show your support for medical marijuana (you may need it some day) and the newly licensed Compassion Centers by joining JoAnne Lepannen, executive director of RIPAC, in the State House Rotunda today, Wednesday May 4th, at 1pm. Recent news that U.S. Attorney Neronha intends to

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RIPAC Community Meeting

All are welcome — the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition is holding a community meeting for patients, caregivers, advocates, and anyone else interested in learning more about medical marijuana. Whether for yourself or for someone in your care, this is an ideal opportunity to talk

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RIPAC Community Meeting

You are invited to the monthly RIPAC Community Meeting. All are welcome to attend and learn more about the medical marijuana program in Rhode Island and ask any questions you might have. This is for everyone, including but not limited to those who may have

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RIPAC Community Meeting

The Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition is holding a community meeting for patients, caregivers, advocates, and anyone else interested in learning more about medical marijuana. Whether for yourself or for someone in your care, this is an ideal opportunity to talk to others and learn

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Compassion Centers Get The Green Light

The general assembly has overridden the governor’s veto (see below) and passed legislation allowing the Department of Health to establish as many as three medical marijuana dispensaries.  Rhode Island becomes the third state (New Mexico and California) where patients with a prescription can purchase medical

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Republican Of The Week

According to The LA Times, California Governor Schwarzenegger suggested in a recent press conference that it might be time to revisit the whole marijuana issue. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says California should study other nations’ experiences in legalizing and taxing marijuana, although he is not supporting

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Show Your Support For Medical Marijuana

Jesse Stout, executive director of RIPAC, the medical marijuana advocacy organization, invites interested parties to join him this afternoon for the Rhode Island Senate Committee on Health and Human Services vote on bill SO185 allowing the Health Department to license a non-profit compassion center to

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More Tea News/RIPAC Meeting Tonight

The Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition will be holding a community meeting for patients, caregivers and advocates at 55 Hope Street near Wickenden. Whether for yourself or for someone in your care, this is an ideal opportunity to talk to others who have already figured

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Hearings On Compassion Center

RIPAC executive director, Jesse Stout, has sent along notice that committees of the Rhode Island general assembly will be hearing testimony on the Compassion Center bill (bill summary) tomorrow. The Senate’s Health and Human Services committee (room 212) and the House’s Health Education and Welfare

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A Job Posting — Imagine That

RIPAC, the medical marijuana advocacy coalition, is looking for a new leader to take the reins.  Founder and executive director, Jesse Stout, is moving on to new challenges. RIPAC was largely responsible for bringing about Rhode Island’s new medical marijuana legislation, although Mr. Stout is

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Put Another Log On The Fire

All the non-profits are hurting in this economy.  Making a donation can be a great way to cross someone off your gift list without leaving the house.  Here is a short list. There is a rumor going around that there might be a New Year’s

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RIPAC fundraiser tonight

Help support the work of RIPAC, the medical marijuana advocacy coalition, by heading over to the 2008 fundraiser party. Wednesday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Trinity Brewhouse, Fountain and Empire Streets, Providence Download a Ticket