R.I. Awards First Medical Marijuana Cultivation Licenses

January 9, 2017
Legislation and regulation Medical News State by State: Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Three Warwick-based companies have obtained the state's first ever medical marijuana cultivation licenses.

As of Thursday, Medici Products & Solutions, Inc., OSCC, LLC., and Evergreen Gardens, LLC., are the only three companies in the state allowed to sell marijuana to the state's three dispensaries after undergoing final state inspections.

Evergreen Gardens was issued a license that, for now, forbids the company from selling to Summit Medical Compassion Center, said Matt Sheaff, a spokesman for the state Department of Business Regulation. The state is waiting to receive documentation from the Massachusetts Department of Health that Evergreen's principal, Armand Lusi, has officially resigned from his role with a pending Massachusetts dispensary where he was working with Summit's general manager, Napolean Brito.

Rhode Island officials said the situation was problematic because of the overlapping relationships, and Lusi agreed to cut ties with the Massachusetts company -- the Wellness Connection of MA.

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