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As the oldest city in Rhode Island and capital of the state, Providence is a bustling historic town with tons for all to enjoy. It is home to several colleges and universities, including the prestigious Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The intelligence surrounding this city will push you to learn more about its history, art and culture, and visiting the RISD Museum is the perfect way to start. The Historic Downtown Walking Tour takes you through the political, economic and cultural core of Rhode Island, as well as bringing you to some of the best shopping, dining and architecture in the state. Finally, take a break and connect with nature from this bustling downtown at Roger Williams Park.  This 427-acre park named after the founder of Providence contains an elaborate botanical garden, zoo and plenty of history for all to learn.

Here’s what we know about cannabis in Providence: The road to marijuana legalization has been rocky for Rhode Island, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a strain on getting legal recreational marijuana on the ballot in 2020. Back in 2006, Rhode Island successfully enacted a medical marijuana law, and a little later in 2013 successfully decriminalized possession for adults. With the growing support of adult-use marijuana in conjunction with Rhode Island State legislators pushing for legalization, we’re hoping 2021 is the year for legalization in the state. As it stands, adults caught possessing less than 1 ounce of marijuana are subject to a $150 ticket. Of course, if they have a Medical Marijuana Card, Rhode Island residents can possess up to 2.5 ounces for medication. Rhode Island residents with the following conditions, certified by a doctor, can qualify for an MMJ card:  Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism, Cachexia, Cancer, Chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Nausea, Persistent muscle spasms, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Seizures and other conditions, subject to approval. 

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