Rhode Island: Majority of Voters Back Licensing Retail Stores To Sell Cannabis to Adults

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A majority of Rhode Island voters back legalizing and regulating the use and sale of cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol, according to a just-released Public Policy Polling survey commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project. Fifty-three percent of respondents support “changing Rhode Island law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, so stores […]

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Rhode Island: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Monday

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Legislation signed into law last year decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses takes effect on Monday, April 1. Presently, possessing cannabis in the Ocean State is classified as a criminal misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a $500 maximum fine. Starting Monday, the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by an individual […]

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Rhode Island: Lawmakers Moving Forward With Marijuana Decriminalization Measures

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On Tuesday, separate legislative committees in the Rhode Island House and Senate approved measures to significantly reduce the state‚Äôs criminal marijuana possession penalties. House Bill 7092 and its companion legislation, Senate Bill 2253, amend state law so that the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by an individual 18 or older is reduced […]

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