Rhode Island senators on Wednesday night began considering a proposal to set up a system for legalized cannabis in Rhode Island. The proposal made by Governor Gina Raimondo in her pre-pandemic budget proposal in January and heard by the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday night is to keep recreational cannabis under complete state control, with state-run shops akin to New Hampshire’s liquor outlets, and to ban home-growing of the plant except for those authorized under the medical marijuana program. Members of the committee expressed skepticism about the state-run model compared to allowing private businesses to sell the drug, but the tone of the meeting indicated the committee is trying to figure out how not if they will advance legislation to legalize recreational marijuana next year.

Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 11/19/2020 01:13:29

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