Certain government positions would be excluded from the protections under this law.
House Bill 241 allows law enforcement to refer a juvenile to counseling, treatment, or other appropriate intervention services in lieu of a monetary fine.
“While no legislation is perfect, the CAOA represents a legislative vehicle that could navigate its way to the President’s desk for his signature. Never before have we been able to say that.”
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“This legislation recognizes that the responsible use of marijuana by adults should not be a crime, and that those who carry the stigma of a criminal record for their past use of cannabis should receive relief.”
“Rhode Island is an island of prohibition in a sea of legalization.”
The measure allows patients to purchase up to two and a half ounces of medical cannabis flower per 14 day period.