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Rhode Island governor introduces bill to legalize adult-use cannabis sale and consumption

Rhode Island governor introduces bill to legalize adult-use cannabis sale and consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2020

Cannabis in Rhode Island has been legal for medical purposes since 2006. Now, Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing to legalize recreational cannabis sales with state-run stores. Included as part of her annual budget bill, Raimondo's cannabis legalization plan would regulate the plant for adults aged 21 and...

R.I. governor calls for more medical cannabis dispensaries

R.I. governor calls for more medical cannabis dispensaries

June 16, 2017

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo submitted a budget amendment June 9 calling for “no less than six licensed compassion centers," the Providence Journal reports. The amendment also plans to generate $1.5 million in general revenue. The state's existing three medical cannabis centers would be allowed t...

Gov. Gina Raimondo