News & Upcoming Events

April, 2019


Earth Day
Clean Up

Call to Action!

Each year, in honor of Earth Day and the International Coastal Cleanup (through Save The Bay), Resource Recovery supports community litter cleanups across the state.

For more information and/or to have your group eligible to have your disposal fees waived, please visit the RIRRC website.

Website: RIRRC Earth Day CleanUP

By waiving the fees to dispose of the litter collected by dedicated volunteers, RI Resource Recovery Corp. and Save the Bay are able to help community groups who would otherwise be unable to conduct cleanups. 

October 12, 2019

Rhode Island

5th Annual New England Cannabis Convention

Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, Rhode Island


Website: NECANN


The Largest N.E. Ca

Gathering cannabis and hemp business owners, professionals, growers, and consumers.

Listen to Speakers from within the industry and visit hundreds of booth exhibits!

Past Events:

April 2, 2019

Blood Mobile parked next door

2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

March 22-24, 2019


5th Annual New England Cannabis Convention

Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA

Exhibit Hall Hours
Friday, March 22
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 23
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 24
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Onsite Box Office opens at 9:00am each day

Website: NECANN

The Largest N.E. Cannabis Business Event EVER

Gathering cannabis and hemp business owners, professionals, growers, and consumers.

Listen to Speakers from within the industry and visit hundreds of booth exhibits!

New for 2019: 3rd day added (Friday, March 22nd) with 100% B2B programming & networking focus

PLUS:  The 1st ever New England Cannabis Community Awards


February 6, 2019

Call to Action!

The Rhode Island Department of Health (“RIDOH”) has received a petition to add Opioid Dependency as a debilitating medical condition in the Medical Marijuana Program regulations (216-RICR-20-10-3) (“Regulations”). Pursuant to § 3.4.4(C) of the Regulations.

Please see the following link to the full public hearing notice, which includes the petition to add Opioid Dependency as a debilitating medical condition: Medical Marijuana Petition Public Hearing Notice – Opioid Dependency

A public hearing regarding this petition will be held:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Rhode Island Department of Health

Auditorium (Lower Level)

3 Capitol Hill

Providence, Rhode Island

January 29, 2019

AM 1540 WADK’s
Talk of the Town


On the Radio

Join Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center’s Retail Project Manager, Robert Dupont, and Budtender Jeffrey Pietrefesa on air with Bruce Newbury.

Jeff P (photographed) will be diving into the world of differences between Cannabis derived CBD and over-the-counter/on-line CBD products.

Website: Talk of the Town 


Bruce Newbury will interview people from a series of area health-related businesses, care providers and managers. These interviews will include helpful hints and information about topics related to all aspects of the health-care field and more.



January 26, 2019

Cultivators Cup 2019 

This year,
Tetro Hydro Club is hosting their 2nd Cultivators Cup!

This is the first event open to Out of State Patients. Various licensed Cultivators from all over Rhode Island have submitted their flower to be judged amongst the top contending Growers in R.I. in the Cultivators Cup 2019 Judge Kit. This kit includes two ounces of flowers, Judge Pass (this will admit the Judge plus one fellow patient), Cultivators Cup 2019 Tee-shirt, Greenleaf CCC winter beanie cap, and Judge’s
Score Cards.

Whether you have purchased a kit to become a Judge or not, this event is open to all U.S. medical marijuana patients. Join us for great music and a safe space to medicate. Be sure to visit Tetro Hydro’s Dab Bar! *This is a ‘Bring Your Own Medicine’ Event and no medicine will be sold at this event.

Website: The Farmacist – Socal Club

Contending Strain List

Bonsai Buds – Silver Back Gorilla
Bonsai Buds – High Octane
Bonsai Buds – Apple Jax
Bonsai Buds – Dragon’s Breath
Bonsai Buds – Bubble Gum Cookies
Cultivating RI – Apple Sherb
Cultivating RI – Grateful Breath
Emerald Leaf Organics – Gorilla Butter
East Coast Cultivations – Dosidos
East Coast Cultivations – Mac Daddy
Elle Cie – Vancouver Island Haze
Fireband Inc – Birthday Cake
Fireband Inc – Mimosa
IBE Industries – Wedding Cake
IBE Industries – OGKB
Mammoth Inc – Mimosa
Mammoth Inc – Watermelon Zkittles
Mammoth Inc – GG5
Organic Bees – Orange Julius
RIFG – Purple Chem
RIFG – Wedding Cake
RIFG – Member Berries
Hank’s Herbs – Night Nurse
Side Car Nursery – Jr. Mint Cookies
Greenleaf CCC – Mr. Clean #1
Greenleaf CCC – Layer Cake #7
Greenleaf CCC – Purple Frost Monster

January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019

Wellness Marketplace kicking off Newport Wellness Week

Join Greenleaf’s Budtender, Jen Newbold!

Click on the photo to find more information about Sunday’s  Wellness Marketplace schedule of events!

August 15, 2018 


The Open Forum with Frank Prosnitz of 1540 AM WADP Newport

Dr. Seth Bock, Owner/CEO of Greenleaf Compassion Center, and Robert Dupont,  Greenleaf Retail Store Supervisor, sit and talk with Frank Prosnitz about the fast growing industry of medical marijuana.

August 4, 2018


Save the Bay

A group of Greenleaf staff swam and kayaked along the Newport Bridge to help continue the efforts to Save Narragansett Bay in its 42nd rendition. Two-time Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel gave a charging speech before the swim and crossed the finish line alongside veteran Bay swimmer Albert Garcia. The final wave of swimmers crossed the finish line and celebrated minutes before rain came pouring down from the beautiful sky. We thank everyone for their contribution and support leading up to the event!