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Rhode Island becomes 19th state to legalize marijuana

Marijuana is now legal to be consumed by Rhode Island residents age 21 and over. Gov. Dan McKee signed Senate Bill 2430, which makes it the 19th state to legalize marijuana, and sets regulation, taxation, and the market of the drug. The legislation provides for expungement of civil and criminal marijuana possession charges that is to be completed by June 1, 2024.

Rhode Island House, Senate to vote on marijuana legalization this week

Marijuana legalization is the focus of a pair of identical bills that will be heard in the Rhode Island General Assembly this week.
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Senate Bill 2430, sponsored by Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, at 3:30 p.m., while the House Finance Committee will host a vote on House Bill 7593, sponsored by Rep. Scott A. Slater, D-Providence, at 5 p.m.

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