Rhode Island doctors are explaining why they’ve allowed their patients to obtain marijuana under the state’s medical marijuana law. So far, 355 doctors have signed the necessary paperwork for their patients to procure marijuana-use cards. The doctor who’s given the most people the ok: Dr. Vladislav Zayas, an East Providence neurologist who has approved medical marijuana use for 100 of his patients.
A likely collaboration between the Providence Teachers Union and education officials has put Providence “in the vanguard” when it comes to fixing failing schools. Steve Smith, the president of the teachers union, and Providence Supt. Tom Brady will work together to make recommendations on how to change four of the worst schools.
A Johnson & Wales student was stabbed at 1:30 AM Friday when two men approached him on Washington Avenue. The men asked for his money, and one stabbed him in the shoulder and leg.