Rally To Stop Paying For Marijuana Prohibition

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(5.22) And let’s stop destroying lives and breaking up families.  Join the good people of Open Doors Rhode Island for a rally in the State House rotunda in support of marijuana legislation now under consideration in the general assembly.

Legislators at the RI State House are considering bills to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana (under 1 ounce). Concerned residents across the state are invited to attend a rally to support marijuana decriminalization, a sensible measure which would remove current criminal penalties with a $150 civil fine.

Confirmed speakers include: Representative Jay Edwards (D – Tiverton, Portsmouth), House Sponsor of the Bill; Dr. David Lewis, MD, Professor Emeritus of Community Health at Brown University; Beth Comery, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

Open Doors is a non-profit organization which provides support for the formerly incarcerated as they prepare to leave prison, return home, and stabilize in the community. The agency’s programs include discharge planning within the men’s Minimum Security, policy and advocacy on criminal justice issues, as well as a resource center and employment program. More info including their new location on Plainfield Street at Open Doors. See their informative video after the jump.

(Image from the Urban Institute.)

3:30pm, Tuesday, May 22, State House rotunda, Smith Street, (directions)

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