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



Matthew R. Plain, C. Alexander Chiulli, John D. Meara

Date filed

July 7, 2017