Rhode Island leaders to allow pot dispensaries

3 Dispensaries have already been chosen

  • Field reporting by Steve Nielsen

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island lawmakers and Gov. Lincoln Chafee have negotiated a compromise to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to open months after Chafee blocked the dispensaries from opening for fear they would violate federal law.

Legislative leaders say three dispensaries already picked by the state to distribute medical marijuana could open soon after the General Assembly endorses the compromise.

 

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