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Rhode Island Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

Legislation allowing those with past marijuana convictions to have the charges expunged (removed) from their criminal record has been signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo (D). House Bill 8355 and companion measure Senate Bill 2447 allows those with past convictions for crimes involving the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana to petition the …

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Announce Legislation to Legalize Cannabis: “We Should Pass it This Year”

Rhode Island State Senator Joshua Miller and Sate Representative Scott Slater have announced that they will soon file companion bills to legalize cannabis. “We have a responsible, fine-tuned bill, and we should pass it this year,” Miller, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, said at a Wednesday news conference. “This year’s …

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Rhode Island Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp

A bill legalizing hemp has been signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo after being overwhelmingly approved by the state’s legislature with a 97 to 7 vote. House Bill 8232 makes it so that hemp in Rhode Island “is an agricultural product which may be grown as a crop, produced, possessed, distributed, and commercially traded”. …

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U.S. Legislative Round Up July 15th, 2016

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Members of Congress this week heard testimony on the state of marijuana research, and leading members of the US Senate introduced legislation to potentially reclassify CBD. A medical marijuana initiative in Montana qualified for the November ballot and Governors in three states signed marijuana related bills into law. Keep …

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PTSD Now a Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition in Rhode Island

Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that makes post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a qualifying medical cannabis condition in Rhode Island. The signing comes after a unanimous vote in the Senate, and a 67 to 1 vote in the House of Representatives. Under the new law, PTSD joins conditions such as HIV/AIDS, …

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Full Rhode Island Legislature Votes to Legalize Hemp with 97 to 7 Vote

Rhode Island’s full legislature has now passed legislation to explicitly legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. House Bill 8232, which now goes to Governor Gina Raimondo for consideration, states that “Hemp is an agricultural product which may be grown as a crop, produced, possessed, distributed, and commercially traded”. The measure would task the …

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Rhode Island Legislature Passes Proposal to Make PTSD a Medical Cannabis Condition

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would be added as a qualifying medical cannabis condition in Rhode Island under a proposal approved by the state’s full legislature. The vote in the Senate was unanimous, and the vote in the House of Representatives was 67 to 1. It now goes to Governor Gina Raimondo for consideration. If …

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RI: Legislation Allowing Everyone to Grow Hemp Unanimously Passes Legislative Committee

A bill to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp has been passed unanimously by the Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee. The measure, which initially started out as a hemp research bill but was amended to a full hemp legalization bill, now heads towards a vote in the full House of Representatives. …

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Rhode Island Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Add PTSD as Medical Cannabis Condition

Rhode Island’s full Senate has given unanimous approval to a bill that would add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical cannabis condition. The measure now goes to the House of Representatives, where its passage will send it Governor Gina Raimondo for consideration. Under current Rhode Island law, medical cannabis is legal for …

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Rhode Island Attorney General Holding Public Forum on Cannabis Legalization

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is holding a public forum Tuesday, April 5 on on the legalization of recreational cannabis, with a focus on learning from states that have already legalized the plant. The forum will is being held at Brown University Medical Center in Providence – taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. …

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