Saturday, June 1, 2013
Greenleaf Compassionate Care in Portsmouth will be the second dispensary in the state.
Portsmouth's Greenleaf Compassionate Care in Portsmouth will start selling medical marijuana on Saturday, after receiving its registration certificate from the state on Wednesday. Greenleaf will be the second dispensary in the state to start selling medical marijuana to its East Bay patients. On April 19, the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center, located at 1 Corliss St., in Providence, got its registration certificate and opened for business, reports the Providence Journal. Aquidneck Island-based Dr. Seth Bock, who owns and operates the Newport Acupuncture and Wellness Spa in Middletown is the man behind Greenleaf Compassionate Care and has been working toward selling medical marijuana since Jan. 2011. Taking up about a fifth of the space…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
New legislation could result in the opening of a medical marijuana center in Portsmouth.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
A quote from Dr. Seth Bock was added to this post on Friday at 3:10 p.m. Legislative leaders have reached an agreement with Gov. Lincoln Chafee that they say will allow the state's first medical marijuana centers to open their doors, including one in Portsmouth. Last spring, Dr. Seth Bock's proposal for the Greenleaf Compassionate Center in Portsmouth was one of three medical marijuana centers, or compassion centers, in Rhode Island approved for licenses by the Department of Health. But the process got put on hold by Gov. Chafee in May, after U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha issued a letter saying he did not support the centers. A new deal has been proposed and involves new legislation, which will prevent "raids" of these centers by …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Another U.S. attorney is criticizing the state's approval of three planned medical marijuana centers, including one in Portsmouth.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Projo.com is reporting that Maine's top federal prosecutor opposes Rhode Island's medical marijuana law, echoing a similar stance taken only a few weeks ago by U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha. According to the Projo.com article, U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty has sent a letter to the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee, stating Rhode Island's medical marijuana program violates federal laws. To read the full article, click here. In early May, Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced he was putting a hold on the opening of three medical marijuana centers, including one in Portsmouth, following a statement made by Neronha. Neronha reportedly said the cultivation of marijuana in great amounts "violates federal law." On March 15, the state …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Dr. Seth Bock says he plans to open the Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center, one of the state's first medical marijuana centers, as early as July.
Last week, the Department of Health approved an application submitted by Dr. Seth Bock to open a "compassion center," or medical marijuana center, in Portsmouth. 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. On Tuesday, Bock sat down with Portsmouth Patch and discussed security plans for the center, which he expects to open as early as this July. "It's looking like we'll hold a soft opening in July and have a grand opening later in August," Bock said. The "soft opening," according to Bock, will mean the delivery of medicine to an unknown number of patients. While there are currently zero patients as of right now, the…
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Department of Health has approved an application to open a medical marijuana facility in Portsmouth. On Wednesday, we took a first look at where the facility will be located.
On Tuesday, the Department of Health approved an application by Dr. Seth Bock to open a "compassion center," or medical marijuana center, in Portsmouth. On Wednesday, Patch was granted an inside look at where one of the state's first medical marijuana centers will be housed. 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. The center will be located next to R.B. Queen & Co., a home heating company, and the High Point Salon and Spa. The 60 x 40 sq. ft. leased space still requires cleaning and renovation. A boat and car are still parked inside the unit. Featured here is a video of the future Greenleaf Compassionate Care …