After Rhode Island representatives supported a bill to loosen restrictions on cannabis advertising Mother Earth Wellness in Pawtucket unveiled their own billboard even though the rules haven’t changed. Officials from the Department of Business Regulation looked into the situation after becoming aware of the advertisement. Only a few days later the owners of Mother Earth Wellness were told by the state to remove the billboard and the business complied. An advertisement for a cannabis company in Massachusetts will be allowed to remain on the billboard across the street. Mother Earth Wellness could potentially face fines for pulling the stunt and says they did it to show how unfair the current rules are.
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