After struggling for years with state approvals and federal regulations, the Greenleaf Compassion Center, Rhode Island's second medical marijuana center, is expected to open next month.
The Greenleaf Compassion Center previously planned to open its distribution center at 200 Highpoint Ave., Unit B-6. Seth Bock, who owns and operates the Newport Acupuncture and Wellness Spa in Middletown, later decided to move the center to 1637 West Main Road.
Jim Hummel recently sat down with Bock and spoke about the center's opening. The center's owners are investing heavily in security for the space on West Main Road.
Meanwhile, members of the Portsmouth Concerned Citizens group say the decision to open a medical marijuana center was a state decision. The group's president says he opposes the use of marijuana in "any form."
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