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Medical marijuana law causes confusion | Turn to 10

In Medical Marijuana on September 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Medical marijuana law causes confusion

While medical marijuana relieves pain for patients, it’s causing headaches for law enforcement. (more)

Enforcement of Rhode Island’s Medical Marijuana Program is causing frustration and confusion for both police and patients.

Two people were arrested Thursday for possession of at least 180 pot plants at a former church in West Warwick. They said they were within their rights under the state’s Medical Marijuana Program.

But police disagree.

“I think everyone would like to see some more clarification on the law,” said Peter Hanney of the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Hanney said there’s nothing in the law to keep multiple patients and caregivers from growing marijuana at the same location. And nowhere in the law does it specify how many people can grow at one street address.

The law does limit each patient to 12 plants and each caregiver to 24 plants. So a person acting as both a patient and caregiver would be limited to 36 plants.

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