Rhode Island: Majority of Voters Back Licensing Retail Stores To Sell Cannabis to Adults

Rhode Island: Majority of Voters Back Licensing Retail Stores To Sell Cannabis to Adults

Providence, RI: The majority of Rhode Island voters back legalizing and regulating the use and sale of cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol, according to a Public Policy Polling survey commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project.

Fifty-three percent of respondents support "changing Rhode Island law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, so stores would be licensed to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older." Forty-one percent of respondents oppose the idea. Six percent of voters were undecided.

On Wednesday, Rhode Island House and Senate lawmakers held a press conference announcing their intent to introduce legislation to legalize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis for adults.

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