Governor Raimondo would consider RI recreational marijuana bill in 2017 that “adequately addresses” safety and regulation concerns.
April 17, 2017Although the heads of 3 RI state agencies have requested a commission to study recreational marijuana legalization, a representative for Governor Raimondo said the governor has not closed the door to the possibility of legal marijuana in the 2017 session. “The governor’s primary concerns are safety and proper regulation, and she will give strong consideration to legalization legislation that adequately addresses these concerns, whether a bill reaches her desk this year or in the future,” Raimondo spokesman David Ortiz said. The Providence Journal covers the issues in more detail here. The Providence Journal covers the issues in more detail here.