Jesse Stout

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 marijuana. So what happens next?  Jesse Stout, executive director of […]

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you may need this someday

Check out the June issue of Providence Monthly (no reading it online, you must pick up a hard copy) for a piece on the Compassion Center Bill currently working its way through the RI legislature. Spearheading this effort is RIPAC executive director, Jesse Stout (seen here speaking at last year’s annual NORML convention). The bill

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house committee lukewarm on marijuana dispensaries

Legislators and advocates seeking to expand the medical marijuana law to include the creation of marijuana dispensaries, or Compassion Centers, found “little support for this legislation at this time” after yesterday’s hearing before the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee. Democrat Thomas C. Slater, speaking to the Providence Journal, further stated “If I can’t get

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senate hearing today, show your support

Jesse Stout, Executive Director of RIPAC, the medical marijuana advocacy coalition, encourages all interested parties to attend today’s hearing at the State House to show support for the patients, doctors and experts testifying in front of the Senate’s Health and Human Services committee in favor of the ‘Compassion Center Bill’. Under this bill a non-profit

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RIPAC meeting tonight

RIPAC will hold a Community Meeting Tuesday at 7pm, at AIDS Project RI, located at 232 West Exchange Street, Providence. All Rhode Islanders — patients, caregivers, advocates, and residents — are invited to come together to discuss the RI Medical Marijuana Program and share information and experiences. The difficulties facing licensed patients and caregivers in

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RIPAC meeting tonight

RIPAC will hold a community meeting tonight for patients, caregivers and advocates to discuss the RI Medical Marijuana Program and meet like-minded people. (The next RIPAC cardholder meeting, for licensed patients and caregivers only, will be Tuesday, February 26, at 7pm. Location TBA) Tuesday/6:30 – 8:00PM/ 441 Prairie Avenue, Providence For more information contact: Jesse

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