Health officials in Rhode Island have reached out to 3 prospective medical marijuana collectives to open and operate in the state.
According to the Providence Journal, letters were sent out to three collectives from the Department of Health. The letters were intended to verify the interest of the prospective collective owners in registering to serve medical marijuana patients in the state.
Under Rhode Island law, collectives will be able to have up to 1,500 ounces of marijuana at a time. They will be regulated and overseen by law enforcement.
The dispensaries that have made it through the first step of the approval process are Summit Medical Compassion Center (Warwick), Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center (Providence), and Greenleaf Compassionate Care (Portsmouth).