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New Proposal For Ending MJ Prohibition — ‘Incremental Legalization’

Senator Joshua Miller, Representative Scott Slater, and Regulate Rhode Island have announced a proposal to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana starting on July 1, 2018 (the date recreational pot shops are slated to open in Massachusetts) while establishing an advisory board to provide

Marijuana Legalization Rally At State House

(5.16) “We’ve studied pot long enough!” so say State Senator Josh Miller and Representative Scott Slater in their excellent column in Thursday’s Providence Journal*. They are the primary sponsors of the legislation to legalize marijuana. And they have been pushing for marijuana reform for years

Call Governor Raimondo — Legalize Marijuana This Year!

“Enjoy 4/20, but remember: Marijuana is not going to legalize itself.” So says Tom Angell of Marijuana Majority. Governor Raimondo’s number is 401-222-2080 and she is well aware of the economic issues at stake this year. Free college? Cut the car tax? How do we

Tell Your Reps — Legalize Marijuana

This could be the year. One very significant wrinkle makes this year different. Massachusetts has now legalized marijuana for adult recreational use and they will soon be hiring construction workers to build grow centers and stores (right on the border). They will be hiring specialists

Tax & Regulate Marijuana In 2017 — Now Is The Time

This can be the year that Rhode Island legalizes marijuana for adult recreational use but you have to help. We’ve got the votes — we just need to kick this thing out of committee!  So you need to make a phone call or two. Go

59% Of Rhode Islanders Support Legal Marijuana

Every year support increases for ending marijuana prohibition and taxing and regulating it like alcohol. Regulate RI reports that 3 out of 5 Rhode Islanders now support legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use. The poll found that in Providence, support is at 62%. In Newport

Legalize It — 2017

We are back. Legislation to tax and regulate marijuana — making marijuana legal for adult recreational use — will be introduced in the new legislative session by Senator Josh Miller (D-Cranston) and Representative Scott Slater (D-District 10), two of the most enlightened and informed legislators

‘Pot & Profit’ Forum At RIC

(12.5) So how did things shake out for marijuana reform in the upheaval of the recent election? The President-elect has, in the past, indicated that marijuana regulation should be left to the states . . .  so we could work with that. But then he

The DEA Protects Its $2 Billion Budget

Condemnation for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision to keep marijuana listed as a Schedule I drug has been universal. The DEA defines Schedule I drugs, substances, and chemicals as “. . . drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

So JWU, How About A Marijuana Major?

Today is 4/20, National Marijuana-something Day so listen up. Legislation to make marijuana legal for adult recreational use is before the general assembly, and director of Regulate Rhode Island Jared Moffat urges us to lead the way here in the northeast. When it comes to

It’s Time To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

A new idea has bubbled up in the general assembly regarding marijuana legalization, and that is the possibility of passing a non-binding resolution instead of holding a vote on the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act currently being introduced to the House and the Senate. Jared

Let Marijuana Legalization Go To A Vote

There is unprecedented support in the general assembly this year for legislation that would effectively legalize adult use of marijuana in Rhode Island. The past few years similar bills have not made it out of committee — but look who is already on board this

Tax And Regulate Marijuana In 2016 — Let’s Do This!

Marijuana reform advocates will be returning to the state house next year in the hopes of convincing the General Assembly that 2016 is the year for Rhode Island to join the forward-thinking states that already regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol. “War on marijuana a

13 Folds Prohibition Party At Dusk

(7.25) That’s Dusk, the excellent music venue; not dusk, the diurnal rhythm which is the final, or darkening stage, of twilight. 13 Folds Magazine, the self-described “lead provider of multimedia content for the Cannabis Community” presents their 2nd Annual Providence Prohibition Party. Facebook event page.

State Leaders Shown Constituents Support MJ Legalization

This will be hard to ignore. Regulate Rhode Island, a coalition of citizens and organizations committed to ending the costly and destructive policy of marijuana prohibition, is delivering proof to our legislative leaders that many of their own constituents support legislation to regulate, control,  and

New Billboard For Regulate Rhode Island

Last Tuesday Regulate Rhode Island unveiled a new billboard on Orms Street (between State and Charles Streets). Regulate Rhode Island director Jared Moffat told the Providence Journal, “While we’re debating this controversial stadium,” said Jared Moffat, director of Regulate Rhode Island, “let’s not forget we