Gov. Gina Raimondo has included marijuana legalization language in her budget proposals for the past two years, but the legislature has so far refused to advance the issue beyond moves to expand the state’s existing medical cannabis system. But McCaffrey’s new comments, along with those from Senate President Dominick Ruggerio (D), who also got the endorsement of the party’s caucus to continue in his leadership role next year, indicate that lawmakers may be ready to end cannabis prohibition for adults in 2021. Ruggerio, who has repeatedly expressed opposition to the reform in the past, said on Friday that the body would “take a good look” at the issue.
Tom Angell, Marijuana Moment, 11/09/2020 12:26:42