RIPAC in Court vs. Smithfield

RIPAC and two Smithfield patients and the ACLU sued Smithfield over the town’s MMj ordinance. The ordinance prohibits caregivers from growing in the town, reduces patient plant count to two mature and two seedlings, requires town inspections of those patient grows, prohibits co-ops, compassion centers,  and cultivators. The hearing before Judge Licht took place yesterday. Judge Licht asked the town’s attorney many of the same kinds of questions that so many of you have you asked: Will they also have an ordinance for people who grow tomatoes? Will they try to regulate other types and amounts of medications that Smithfield residents can use in Smithfield? As our attorney, John Meara  said: “It’s the town assuming the role of physician and usurping the authority the state statute gives the department of business regulation and department of health, and reaching into the medicine cabinets of the citizens of Smithfield and preventing them from using medical marijuana in line with the state statute.” 

Judge Licht is expected to issue his decision on September 25.

 

 

 

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MMJ FESTIVAL – NEW DATE- Sat. Sept 23

NEW DATE FOR MMJ FESTIVAL !!! 
RIPAC MMJ Festival – Saturday Sept 23 11am-6pm. Rain date is the next Saturday, 9/30. Thousands of dollars in prizes. Join us in celebrating 11 years of legal MMj in RI. Enjoy the music, great food, the prizes – grow equipment, vaporizers, free doctor visits and so much more! Free grow advice from Mike the expert. Confused about the laws? the ordinances? Get the correct info. Meet great vendors. Save money on bargains. Have fun. If the MMj Program has helped you or someone you care about, we would love to see you there! More info to be announced. This is outdoor event.
What: MMJ FESTIVAL
Where: PROVIDENCE. BELL STREET CHAPEL, 3 BELL ST (off Broadway)
When: SATURDAY SEPT 23, 11am – 6pm
Admission: $5 donation
Rain Date:  SATURDAY SEPT 30, 11am – 6pm

ALL WELCOME! YOU DO NOT NEED A MMJ CARD TO ATTEND