In Rhode Island, Adult Use Cannabis Sales Go Live
Next up: neighboring New York and Connecticut.
Rhode Island Lawmakers Send Cannabis Legalization to Gov. Dan McKee
Compromise legislation released last week has moved swiftly through the legislature, following months of negotiations. Gov. Dan McKee will sign it into law on Wednesday.
Rhode Island’s Adult Use Cannabis Compromise Moves Forward
A revised bill released this week is the product of negotiations among lawmakers and the governor, who released his own adult use proposal in his budget.
Déjà Vu in Rhode Island: Will Cannabis Become Legal by Budget or Bill?
Gov. Daniel McKee proposed legalization in his budget, again, just as lawmakers prepare to introduce a bill that reflects months of negotiations on last year’s competing budget and bill proposals.
Rhode Island Lawmakers Resume Cannabis Legalization Push
After weeks of quiet, Senators voted on Tuesday in an historic vote to pass one of three adult use legalization proposals.
Rhode Island House Committee Takes Up Governor’s Cannabis Legalization Proposal
Earlier this month, Senators discussed lawmakers’ adult use legislation, as well. Whether lawmakers and the governor can agree on a path forward this session, though, remains to be seen.
Rhode Island Lawmakers Hold First Hearing on Competing Cannabis Legalization Proposals
Gov. Dan McKee has proposed legalization by budget, while Senators have their own bill. McKee’s plan does not include home cultivation, and proposes a phased rollout of business licenses.
Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee Proposes Cannabis Legalization By Budget
Gov. McKee’s budget plan for legal adult use cannabis came just two days after lawmakers in the state introduced their own proposal.
Rhode Island Senators Introduce Cannabis Legalization Bill
Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey and Senator Joshua Miller unveiled the bill on Tuesday, while Gov. Dan McKee is expected to put forth his own plan in the coming days.
The New Jersey Effect? Rhode Island Committee Hears Cannabis Legalization
The Ocean State is the latest in the northeast to revisit its legalization plans, but theirs involves a government-run cannabis framework.
Rhode Island Senators Question Governor Gina Raimondo’s Cannabis Plan
Still, Raimondo has forced a legalization debate. “Usually they just have a hearing and never vote on it,” said Jared Moffat of the Marijuana Policy Project.