Portsmouth's Medical Marijuana Center to Open in May; PCC Opposes Call

Seth Bock, a Middletown acupuncturist, talks with Jim Hummel about the Greenleaf Compassion Center, the second medical marijuana center to open in state.


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." 

What do you think about the opening of a medical marijuana center in Portsmouth? Tell us in the comment section below!

judie May 08, 2013 at 08:37 PM
you are as dumb as the government wants you to be if u had any brains left you would research for ur self what a great natural helping plant that it has been and forever will be jesus used it and i am certain the president does as well now go eat ur processed food and drink some toxins like A GOOD LIL CITIZEN
shirley smyth June 02, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Just because the dumb state of Rhode Island passed a medical marijuana law, it is still ILLEGAL, federally. I just pray the feds are standing outside this place, ready to pounce. and, hello, these toked up drivers will be up and down West Main Road. How much of this stuff will be sold on the streets?
Paul Hurteau June 03, 2013 at 01:01 AM
New York Doctors Say Bloomberg’s Statement on Medical Marijuana is Outrageous & Flies In the Face of Medical Science http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/health-and-fitness/43648-new-york-doctors-say-bloomberg-s-statement-on-medical-marijuana-is-outrageous-flies-in-the-face-of-medical-science.html?fb_action_ids=10201428295658127&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
OldTownie June 03, 2013 at 02:31 AM
No more than is being sold on the streets now. While I admit RI is a dumb state, (after all Bobby O resides here) I would not be so bold as to dispute the overwhelming numbers of MD's who say this has a direct benefit to certain types of patients. Are you? You can not use MM and drive. That has not changed. So take your hysteria and stuff it.
a resident with a watchful eye June 03, 2013 at 02:44 AM
....speaking of grass......does the DOT need to borrow some mowers and weed-whackers (no puns intended here). The median near the post office (and other areas in town) are ridiculous! The grass is 4-5 feet high (sorry, no pun here either). Anyway, really....it's pretty embarrassing actually. Wonder when it'll get cut? Just sayin'.


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