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Rhode Island Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp

A bill legalizing hemp has been signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo after being overwhelmingly approved by the state’s legislature with a 97 to 7 vote. House Bill 8232 makes it so that hemp in Rhode Island “is an agricultural product which may be grown as a crop, produced, possessed, distributed, and commercially traded”. …

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PTSD Now a Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition in Rhode Island

Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that makes post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a qualifying medical cannabis condition in Rhode Island. The signing comes after a unanimous vote in the Senate, and a 67 to 1 vote in the House of Representatives. Under the new law, PTSD joins conditions such as HIV/AIDS, …

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Rhode Island Legislature Passes Proposal to Make PTSD a Medical Cannabis Condition

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would be added as a qualifying medical cannabis condition in Rhode Island under a proposal approved by the state’s full legislature. The vote in the Senate was unanimous, and the vote in the House of Representatives was 67 to 1. It now goes to Governor Gina Raimondo for consideration. If …

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RI: Legislation Allowing Everyone to Grow Hemp Unanimously Passes Legislative Committee

A bill to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp has been passed unanimously by the Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee. The measure, which initially started out as a hemp research bill but was amended to a full hemp legalization bill, now heads towards a vote in the full House of Representatives. …

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Rhode Island Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Add PTSD as Medical Cannabis Condition

Rhode Island’s full Senate has given unanimous approval to a bill that would add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical cannabis condition. The measure now goes to the House of Representatives, where its passage will send it Governor Gina Raimondo for consideration. Under current Rhode Island law, medical cannabis is legal for …

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Rhode Island Attorney General Holding Public Forum on Cannabis Legalization

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is holding a public forum Tuesday, April 5 on on the legalization of recreational cannabis, with a focus on learning from states that have already legalized the plant. The forum will is being held at Brown University Medical Center in Providence – taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. …

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