Projo.com: Governor to Put Medical Marijuana Centers on Hold

Projo.com is reporting that Gov. Lincoln Chafee will put a hold on the state-approved medical marijuana centers. The decisions comes after an announcement by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha.

Projo.com is reporting that Gov. Lincoln Chafee is putting the brakes on the opening of medical marijuana centers.

Chafee reportedly announced he was putting a hold on the centers' opening following a statement made by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha. To view the statement by Chafee and full story, click here.

Neronha reportedly said he opposes the opening of three state-approved medical marijuana centers, including one in Portsmouth. 

Neronha told Projo.com he hopes the three don't open and he might have to take "some action" if they do. There was no further explanation about what "action" Neronha would take, only that the cultivation of marijuana in great amounts "violates federal law."

To read the full story and Neronha's comments, click here.

On March 15, the state Department of Health approved an application from to open a medical marijuana center or "compassion center" in Portsmouth. Bock's application for the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center was among the three applications chosen by the Department of Health on Tuesday for a registration certificate.

Bock, who owns and operates the Newport Acupuncture and Wellness Spa in Middletown, intends to open a non-profit medical marijuana center at 200 Highpoint Ave., Unit B-6.

Wil May 02, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Why don't we just remove states rights altogether? While we're at it, let's take away voting as well? Let's give all of the power the to the politicians and corporations. Oh wait, we already have.
Brandon May 02, 2011 at 08:00 PM
I think it's time for justified, civilized, peaceful civil disobedience in the form of opening medical marijuana compassion centers responsibly in every state with any form of medical marijuana laws. I think we should further extend that to every state in the nation, and have the overall message heard. Obviously they're not taking these dispensaries too serious, because they know in some ways they're wrong...so they just bust through, steal all the plants, scare the folks a little, and take their money, and leave. Just like organized criminals would do.
Robert E May 02, 2011 at 10:47 PM
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding." The State of Rhode Island can not pass a law that is in violation of Federal law. The U.S. Attorney isdoing hia job and enforcing federal law. If you want to open these centers you need to change Federal law otherwise they are no different then any other drug dealing operation and should be treated the same.


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