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HEALTH Calls for New Compassion Center Applications

Today, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reissues a call for applications for operation of a medical marijuana compassion center. Nonprofit corporations that wish to apply may download a revised application at The deadline to submit the application is 12:00 noon on Friday, November 12, 2010.

The application describes what applicants must do to be considered for a compassion center registration certificate. It has no page limit. Applicants can find a summary of other changes at The application review and scoring process remains the same and will include a public comment period. HEALTH expects that it will take between four and six months to review all applications.

“Our goal has been, and continues to be, assuring the safest and most effective compassion center for patients and the public,” said Director of Health David R. Gifford, MD, MPH. “We want to keep this process moving.”

Applicants may submit questions about the application process to until October 15. HEALTH will post answers to frequently emailed questions on its website at after that date

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