RI ACLU files suit to block Smithfield’s restrictive medical marijuana ordinance

6/22/17–Civil libertarians filed suit Thursday against the town of Smithfield, charging its new ordinance against medical marijuana production infringes on rights allowed under state law. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island filed the lawsuit in Superior Court on behalf of two licensed medical marijuana patients and the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition (RIPAC), a medical marijuana educational group. Read