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  WPRI -   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Bristol official wants to prevent marijuana stores from cropping up like liquor stores in his town, before they’re even legal in Rhode Island. Town Council Chairman Nathan Calouro said …
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  Washington Times -    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials say revenues from taxing and regulating medical marijuana have been lower than projected in the two years that dispensaries, also known as compassion centers, hav…
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  Washington Times -   Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky received the highest grade among more than 20 declared and potential 2016 presidential candidates in a voter guide released Friday by a marijuana policy group, while New Jersey Gov. Chris …
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  Huffington Post -   Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature with a new bill submitted Tuesday that aims to end prohibition of the plant. Senate Bill 95 would legalize …
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  Yahoo News -   SEATTLE/DENVER (Reuters) - Vending machines selling medical marijuana opened for business in Seattle on Tuesday, in what the company providing them billed as a first-in-the-state innovation that it expects to expand to ot…
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  Providence Journal - PROVIDENCE, R.I. –— In another era, college professors probably flunked students for turning in business plans built around a marijuana lounge. Times, of course, have changed and with cannabis laws loosen…
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  Providence Journal -   Rhode Islanders continue to use marijuana and illicit drugs at the highest rates in the nation, according to a recently released annual survey. In no other state did as many people report having used marijuana…
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  NBC News -   Marijuana has never had a year like 2014.   The first aboveboard just-for-fun cannabis markets rose in Colorado and Washington. Voters in Oregon and Alaska passed ballot initiatives to create the same. And a co…
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  TheState.com  -  SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here m…
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  USA Today -   LAS VEGAS — Starting early next year, tourists with a medical marijuana card from their home state can buy pot while visiting Las Vegas and other Nevada cities. A handful of other states offer similar reciprocity…
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  NPR - There has been a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization — increasing tax revenue for states, getting nonviolent offenders out of the prison system, protecting personal liberty, possible health benefits for those with s…
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  Huffington Post -  If all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition of the plant, the marijuana industry in the United States would be worth $35 billion just six years from now. That's according …
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  Insurance.com -  The spread of legalized marijuana is lighting up questions about home insurance coverage for pot.   Will your policy pay out if your plants are stolen or destroyed by a fire? What happens if a neighbor kid …
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  The Washington Post -  Advocates have taken first steps toward getting marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot in at least six states, with two more joining the growing list this week.   In Maine, advocates formed a polit…
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  Alaska Dispatch News - Despite over 70 years of federal prohibition, millions of Americans are currently purchasing and consuming marijuana. But only in the states of Colorado and Washington are these transactions legal, regulated, and taxed…
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  PROVIDENCE — A panel of medical experts gathered at Butler Hospital on Monday and condemned the acceptance of marijuana as a harmless drug, saying that cannabis is especially harmful to adolescents and saps their motivation to work har…
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