NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano praised lawmakers for advancing these measures to the Governor’s desk. “These are common sense reforms that will provide further protections and freedoms to patients and others and they ought to be enacted swiftly by Gov. John Bel Edwards,” he said.
The language, which creates two new misdemeanors, will take effect with Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s signature.
Investigators concluded: “[T]here was 100% compliance with the ID policy to keep underage patrons from purchasing marijuana directly from licensed outlets. … Underage youth are not obtaining marijuana at licensed recreational outlets.”
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“Most South Dakotans, like most voters elsewhere, oppose the notion of criminalizing adults simply for the possession and use of cannabis and we are confident that they will once again make their voices heard at the ballot box.”
“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.