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The Elegance of Weed: Mother Earth–Architecture Critic Morgan

January 7, 2023

Now that cannabis sales are legal in Rhode Island, a “newly licensed compassion center” speaks for the marijuana industry. If the Mother Earth Wellness store in Pawtucket is any indication, Mary Jane has gone mainstream, even upscale. It is remarkable how a well-designed image–a new logo, a handsome building, or thoughtful interior layout–can change our perception of a previously illegal product and the once unwholesome reputation of its merchants…

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New Cannabis Compassion Center Mother Earth Wellness Opens in Pawtucket

December 29, 2022

On a brisk winter day shortly after December 1 – the day licensed retailers were officially allowed to start selling adult-use recreational marijuana here in Rhode Island – Mother Earth Wellness in Pawtucket was bustling with activity…

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Mother Earth Wellness CEO Joe Pakuris: ‘This is an amazing turnout’ for first day of adult-use cannabis sales

December 2, 2022

Providence Business First caught up with Mother Earth CEO Joe Pakuris and COO Eddy Keegan, the business partners behind Mother Earth Wellness, on the first day of adult-use cannabis sales…

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Rhode Islanders head to dispensaries to buy recreational marijuana

December 2, 2022

Five existing pot shops in the state are now “hybrid” stores, selling both medical and recreational cannabis. The first business that opened its doors on Thursday was Mother Earth Wellness in Pawtucket at 5 a.m. and Karen Ballou was their first customer…

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Adult-use marijuana now on sale in Rhode Island

December 1, 2022

Recreational marijuana can now be legally purchased in Rhode Island, with the December 1 start of adult-use cannabis sales at five state-sanctioned compassion centers under a newly enacted law…

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Mother Earth Wellness set to begin cannabis sales in Pawtucket

November 17, 2022

PAWTUCKET – On Wednesday dozens of employees of what will be the state’s largest retail marijuana center were still putting the final touches inside the 30,000-square-foot space inside a refurbished mill building at 125 Esten Ave. behind the Hope Artiste Village. Joseph Pakuris, co-owner of Mother Earth Wellness, the commercial outgrowth of the medical cannabis…

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