Update: Chafee puts end to medical marijuana dispensaries

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Governor Chafee announced Thursday afternoon that he has pulled the plug on the state’s program to open three medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

The decision comes after five months of delays and indecision by Chafee’s office on how they willl proceed with issuing licenses to three dispensaries that were selected by the state Department of Health last spring.

“After much internal and external discussion and research, I have decided that the State of Rhode Island cannot proceed with the licensing and regulation of medical marijuana compassion centers under current law,” Chafee said in a statement.

Thousands of patients

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