“The overwhelming support for this bill exhibited by lawmakers and the expeditious nature with which it was signed into law is indicative of the strong level of public support that exists in favor of legalization not only in Rhode Island, but also nationwide.”
Both chambers of the Rhode Island legislature voted today to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. It now heads to the Governor’s desk.
NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said: “Continuing to define cannabis as contraband in Delaware is not in the public’s interest. It is vital that the legislature push back and override Gov. Carney’s veto.”
“This expansion is long overdue,” said NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano. “High prices and the lack of convenient access provide significant barriers to Ohio’s patient community. Hopefully, the addition of these licensed operators will better address patients’ growing demands.”
This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!
For the second time this legislative session, members of the House have advanced legislation to establish a regulated, adult-use cannabis market.
“This is an important first step in the process of ending all penalties for cannabis possession and ensuring Rhode Islanders have access to regulated and tested cannabis products, just like New Englanders already have in neighboring states,” says Jax James, NORML’s State Policy Manager.
NORML PAC endorsed US Senate candidate John Fetterman won the state’s Democratic primary by a large margin.
Commenting on the settlement, a spokesperson for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said, “To be certain: we aren’t going anywhere and are undeterred in our goal to legalize cannabis for all adults in Ohio.”