Bills to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Rhode Island’s House and Senate

Senate Healthbliss and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller and Representative Scott A. Slater have introduced companion bills in Rhode Island’s House and Senate to make cannabis legal for adults 21 and older, and to establish a system in which cannabis is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.

“Marijuana prohibition has been a long-term failure,” Senator Miller said at a press conference held today. “Forcing marijuana into the underground market ensures authorities have no control of the product. Regulating marijuana would allow the product to be sold safely and responsibly by legitimate businesses in appropriate locations.”

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