|RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee|
As dispensaries are slated to open this summer in Rhode Island, President Obama's Justice Department has attempted to stop them with a letter delivered to Governor Lincoln Chaffee.
Newly licensed are three dispensaries: Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center, The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center, and Summit Medical Compassion Center. All three dispensaries were issued a copy of the the letter.
From the US Attorney's letter,
"contrary to federal law, and thus undermines the federal government’s efforts to regulate the possession manufacturing, and trafficking of controlled substance. Accordingly, the Department of Justice could consider civil and criminal legal remedies against those individuals and entities who set up marijuana dispensaries as such actions are in violation of federal law."