Mother’s Earth Dispensary owner advertises on building despite RI … – The Providence Journal

It’s not quite the Boston Tea Party, but I’m cheering on Joe Pakuris, a Pawtucket businessman who couldn’t take it anymore, and I don’t blame him.

What he did was actually more dramatic than dumping tea.

He put up billboards on Interstate 95 telling the world to come to his cannabis dispensary, the biggest in the state.

Why is this a defiant act?

Because there’s a weed ad ban here. For some hare-brained reason, the state allowed cannabis sales but didn’t allow stores to promote themselves.

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