Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed legislation that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in Rhode Island.
Will next summer's opening of the recreational marijuana market in Massachusetts impact Rhode Island's medical marijuana demand? An industry leader and a government regulator recently expressed different views to committees of the Rhode Island General Assembly.
The Rhode Island House Committee on Judiciary has recommended passage of a revised bill recommending a study commission for marijuana legalization. The former bill was sent back to the Committee last week as the composition of the proposed commission was considered by some to be too "anti-marijuana."
Legalization of recreational marijuana in Rhode Island will not happen in 2017, as the Rhode Island House Committee on Judiciary has approved a bill recommending a study commission for marijuana legalization.