‘Rhode Island Medical Patients and Cultivators Left in the Dust’
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, June 14, 2018-70 Rhode Island cultivators authorized to grow medical marijuana, who paid millions in fees and startup costs have no market place to sell their regulated and tested products due to failed expansion of medical marijuana compassion centers.
The annual economic impact summary that takes millions in state revenue off the table and the loss of hundreds of jobs due to the exclusion of a competitive marijuana marketplace.
The Rhode Island General Assembly’s preliminary decision not to permit licensing of additional compassion centers limits patients availability and access to medicine forcing patients to continue acquiring medicine via the black market where prices are significantly lower.
The Rhode Island Cannabis Association is a non-profit organization of licensed cannabis cultivators, promoting a professional and responsible legal cannabis industry in Rhode Island. RICA strives to inform, advocate, educate and serve the Rhode Island community, at large.