By Benjamin Adams, Forbes on December 1, 2022
Rhode Island residents will get their first taste of adult-use cannabis Thursday.
Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation’s (DBR) Office of Cannabis Regulation announced that five existing licensed medical cannabis compassion centers have received state approval to begin selling adult-use cannabis beginning on December 1.
The Rhode Island Cannabis Act—signed into law by Gov. McKee last May—calls for “hybrid retail licenses,” which allow already existing licensed compassion centers to sell both medical cannabis and adult-use cannabis products to Rhode Island adults ages 21 and older.
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