RI medical marijuana panel sets first meeting in eight years

Eight years after its formation, a legislative committee tasked with overseeing Rhode Island’s medical marijuana program will meet for the first time on March 28. It’s unclear why the “Legislative Oversight Commission of the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act” wasn’t formed until now. But the Providence Journal reported that the oversight committee simply was overlooked until media reports raised the issue in 2015. When the commission gathers for its inaugural meeting, it won’t have any members from the state’s three dispensaries, according to the newspaper. The Journal noted that dispensary representation isn’t required by ... RI medical marijuana panel sets first meeting in eight years is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs