RIPAC v. Town of Smithfield - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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RIPAC v. Town of Smithfield (2017)

Category: Discrimination    Rights of the Disabled    Medical Marijuana    The "War on Drugs"    

About This Case:
This is a lawsuit against the Town of Smithfield over an ordinance that imposes significant burdens on medical marijuana patients’ access to treatment.  The lawsuit, filed in R.I. Superior Court, is on behalf of two licensed medical marijuana patients – listed as Jane Does to protect their confidentiality – and the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition (RIPAC), a medical marijuana public education organization.

Current Status:
In July 2019, the ACLU favorably settled this case.

ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Matthew R. Plain, C. Alexander Chiulli, John D. Meara

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Jul 02, 2019 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit Over Smithfield Anti-Medical Marijuana Ordinance
  • Sep 27, 2017 - ACLU Obtains Court Ruling Against Smithfield Anti-Medical Marijuana Ordinance
  • Jun 22, 2017 - ACLU Sues Town of Smithfield Over Restrictive Medical Marijuana Ordinance