house committee lukewarm on marijuana dispensaries

jesse stout at HEWLegislators and advocates seeking to expand the medical marijuana law to include the creation of marijuana dispensaries, or Compassion Centers, found “little support for this legislation at this time” after yesterday’s hearing before the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee. Democrat Thomas C. Slater, speaking to the Providence Journal, further stated “If I can’t get a commitment from the committee to pass the bill, I think it would be a good idea to form a commission to study it.” Testifying yesterday were Jesse Stout, executive director of RIPAC, the medical marijuana advocacy coalition, and Dr. David Lewis of Brown University. The legislation is expected to be approved by the Senate committee today, and sent on to a full vote on the Senate floor. Make sure that your representatives know where you stand on this issue.

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