Topic: Marijuana policy

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.

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R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.

Rhode Island proposes bill for legalizing recreational cannabis use

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Rhode Island proposes bill for legalizing recreational cannabis use

January 31, 2017 0 comments

Following the legalization of marijuana in nearby Massachusetts, Rhode Island lawmakers have proposed the Cannabis Regulation, Control and Taxation Act.

Judiciary Committee examines marijuana legalization

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Judiciary Committee examines marijuana legalization

April 22, 2014 7 comments

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on bills to legalize marijuana and improve regulations on the sale and distribution of medical marijuana.

After marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington last November, debate has renewed around reforming national policy.

University News

Speakers debate consequences, benefits of legalizing marijuana

April 24, 2013 15 comments

The speakers challenged myths about the drug’s use and its potential for legalization in the U.S.

Metro

R.I. pot decriminalization takes effect

April 11, 2013 0 comments

The measure, which eliminates criminal penalties for possession, was passed last year.

The new legislation aims to reduce punitive measures for possession and instead focus on treatment and education.

Metro

State law reduces marijuana penalties

April 2, 2013 1 comment

The state will use money raised through fines to fund drug treatment and education programs.

Columns

Husted ’13: The decriminalization downfall

March 21, 2013 2 comments

Decriminalization is to sensible marijuana reform what civil unions are to gay marriage reform: an unacceptable compromise.