Source: Providence Journal, The (RI)
Copyright: 2010 The Providence Journal Company
Author: W. Zachary Malinowski, Journal Staff Writer
COMPASSION CENTER BIDS REJECTED BY HEALTH PANELYou can't blame RIPAC, it's the law that was written that allows the state to tightly regulate that is the problem. Other states should take note going forward that tightly regulated medical marijuana laws can easily be abused by government officials.
PROVIDENCE - In a surprise move, the state Health Department on
Friday announced that none of the 15 applicants seeking to open the
state's first compassion center for medical-marijuana patients are
qualified to open their doors.
The announcement came in a four-paragraph e-mail that said all of the
applicants "either failed to meet the minimum scoring requirements or
they were disqualified from review for failing to comply with the
The department said it will begin the process of soliciting
applications again in October and the current applicants may reapply.