WPRI 12 reports Rhode Island leaders are inching closer to a agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana, but have still not settled on what sort of governing body will oversee, regulate and issue retail licenses in the potentially lucrative market for legal cannabis. State Sen. Josh Miller, the lead sponsor of a recreational marijuana bill that passed the Senate in June, said the sticking point in negotiations remains whether a separate cannabis commission should be formed — as called for by the Senate bill — or if the retail program should be overseen by the R.I. Department of Business Regulation. Target 12 has learned the State House negotiations have included discussion about a combination of the two structures, with the group looking at New York’s newly legal cannabis structure as a possible model. Several other disagreements have been generally settled, Miller said Tuesday.
Sean Hocking, Cannabis Law Report, 10/21/2021 02:57:00