Providence, RI – Next week, the Rhode Island Department of Health chooses who will run the state's first medical marijuana retail stores.
But state approval doesn't guarantee permission from the cities and towns where the dispensaries hope to open. Some mayors have already come out against the so called compassion centers.
In the first of a three part series on the future of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island, WRNI's health care reporter Megan Hall spoke to compassion center applicant Dr. Michael Follick from the Institute for Alternative Therapeutics about how cities and marijuana stores might learn to get along.
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