Medical Marijuana Center Requests Change of Address

A medical marijuana distribution center, with plans to open in Portsmouth, is asking the state to change the address on its permit. The public is welcome to comment on this change.

The Greenleaf Compassion Center, one of three medical marijuana centers approved by the state to open, is seeking approval for a change of location. 

The Greenleaf Compassion Center previously planned to open its distribution center at 200 Highpoint Ave., Unit B-6. Seth Bock, who owns and operates the Newport Acupuncture and Wellness Spa in Middletown, is asking the state to approve a new location for this center. 

Bock now plans to open the medical marijuana center at 1637 West Main Road. 

Greenleaf’s owners, Seth Bock and Richard Radebach, are personally financing the purchase of 1637 West Main Road through a separately formed Limited Liability Corporation. Greenleaf will become the sole tenant on this property under an initial two-year lease. 

The reason behind the location move is unknown. However, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha previously sent warning letters to property owners who were expected to lease space to medical marijuana centers.

The public is also encouraged to comment on this change of address.  

As per the state's Department of Health's Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Medical Marijuana Program, members of the public may comment on this proposed change, which can be viewed at http://www.health.ri.gov/applications/submitted/compassioncenters/proposalchanges/Greenleaf.pdf, during the two-week public comment period.
The comment period will close on Feb. 6. 

What do you think about the change of address? Tell us in the comment section below! 

craig January 30, 2013 at 02:42 AM
i bet if this place does go up wont be long for it to be shut down. This is Portsmouth where talking about.Be real if town accepts this Feds gonna put a stop to it ...I know its not gonna last if it even goes there. Small town people not gonna let it slide. Alot young potheads around and i hear alot people getting cards when they dont even have a problem. all ways gonna be bad eggs to ruin it u will c........
craig January 30, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Jack u must be a investor in this lol
Jack Baillargeron January 30, 2013 at 06:06 AM
Not an Investor, but someone who has friends who are dying in the most painfull way imaginable and really need this. They are the forgotten in this every single time. Won't go into details, however for me if it helps one person eat a meal because of chemo, or gives them one nights peacefull sleep, I will allways support this.
Joe@CFP February 06, 2013 at 12:26 AM
people are gonna get it, so let's make some punk kid rich with no quality control, SMART. why not prohibition again, that seemed to work well. How you think all them mansions in Newport got built. Slaves and Booze and were doing the same with Pot dealers. I say we shut down the giant drug dealers pushing all these pain killers and anti-depressent pills upon us, while naming there own price at a 600% profit. Wake up people. PLEASE
Joe@CFP February 06, 2013 at 12:28 AM
should hide all the ATM's then so we don't follow the elderly and rob em


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