Warwick firm gets OK to help marijuana patients

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Warwick business has received initial state approval to become the first Rhode Island business to help patients seeking to join the state’s growing medical marijuana program.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jtuoN4 ) that B&B Consulting LLC got the OK to establish an ambulatory care facility focusing on medical marijuana.

Jessica Cotton, the firm’s owner and administrator, said two doctors will make recommendations for patients to enter the medical marijuana program. She hopes to get final Health Department approval by the end of the month.

The state allows marijuana use by certified patients for relief from chronic pain, cancer, HIV, AIDS, severe nausea and other ailments.

Once the recommendation is made, patients go to the Health Department where a final determination on joining the medical marijuana program.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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