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Med Card Expiration Dates Extended Through July 31

UPDATE - EXPIRATION DATES AGAIN EXTENDED - MEDICAL CANNABIS CARDS GOOD UNTIL JULY 31. If you are a Medical Cannabis Patient, Caregiver or Authorized Purchaser and your medical card from RI or any other state expired on or after March 1, 2020, the expiration date is...

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We're making summer living a little easier: Order online and pick up within an hour at our convenient drive thru. See for yourself why the Slater Center is the top choice for medical cannabis patients in southern New England.

Behind the Scenes: Supercritical CO2 Extraction

Here's a look at our lab techs using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction to remove essential oils from cannabis plants for use in our CO2 cartridges.

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Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center3 days ago
Happy Independence Day! We are open until 2 p.m. today. Regular hours tomorrow, 8 to 4. Save time - order online and pick up at our drive thru. #SlaterCenter #MedicalCannabis #Dispensary #Providence #CannabisCommunity #CannabisIsMedicine #LiveBetterNaturally #BeTheBestYou
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Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center4 days ago
We are open - today and tomorrow - with a Fourth of July holiday special available for registered patients, while supplies last. See our menu for details ( Enjoy the holiday weekend. Stay safe out there! #FourthofJuly #IndependenceDay #HolidayWeekend #Bundle #SlaterCenter #CannabisCommunity #CannabisIsMedicine #LiveBetterNaturally #BeTheBestYou
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Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center5 days ago
We offer the very best quality, selection and service of any medical cannabis dispensary in the Northeast, with the largest variety of top-quality flower, concentrates, edibles and more available for approved patients from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and other states.
Our goal is to help you feel better so you can live better - naturally. Check out our menu on our website: or stop by and see for yourself why more people choose the Slater Center as their trusted source for medical cannabis. #SlaterCenter #MedicalCannabis #Dispensary #Providence #RhodeIsland #CannabisCommunity #CannabisIsMedicine #LiveBetterNaturally #LiveYourBestLife.
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Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center6 days ago
Summer vacations are a great time to relax and recharge. But it also is important to take care of yourself while on vacation, so we’re offering these Wellness Wednesday tips and reminders to help you enjoy a healthier and happier vacation.
#WellnessWednesday #SlaterCenter #MedicalCannabis #Dispensary #Providence #RhodeIsland #CannabisIsMedicine #CannabisCommunity #LiveBetterNaturally #LiveYourBestLife
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Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center1 week ago
Holiday Hours: We'll be open for the Fourth of July - from 8 am to 6:30 pm Friday and 8 am to 2 pm Saturday. (Open regular hours on Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm.)
Want to save time? Order online and pick up your order within one hour at our drive thru. Visit #FourthofJuly #IndependenceDay #HolidayHours #SlaterCenter #MedicalCannabis #Dispensary #Providence #RhodeIsland #CannabisCommunity #CannabisIsMedicine #LiveBetterNaturally #LiveYourBestLife #CelebrateResponsibly
Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center
Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center2 weeks ago
Dr. Lester Grinspoon, an internationally renowned cannabis expert who assisted in efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Rhode Island in the early 2000s, died yesterday at age 92.
Dr. Grinspoon was a respected psychiatrist and educator at the Harvard University School of Medicine who wrote the 1971 best-seller “Marihuana Reconsidered,” that focused on the safety and efficacy of the drug and propelled him to the forefront of the legalization efforts. He went on to spend the next 50 years writing, speaking and testifying as an expert on the topic, becoming one of the leading advocates for legalizing medical marijuana and adult use of cannabis.
His family’s personal experience with the use of cannabis to treat their teenage son’s nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy treatments for their teenage son’s fatal case of leukemia led to his advocacy for the use of medical marijuana and publication of another of his books, “Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine” in 1993, which is credited with California passing first-in-the-nation legislation to legalize the use of medical cannabis in 1996.
Dr. Grinspoon also assisted in RI’s efforts to legalize medical cannabis. Together with his colleague, Dr. David Lewis from Brown University, helped further the understanding among policymakers of the clinical argument for legalizing this medicine.
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