Exciting news! With just a couple of weeks remaining in the 2021 legislative session, state senators are bringing a bill to legalize marijuana for adults to the floor for a vote this Tuesday!
Please contact your state legislators right now and encourage them to send a legalization bill to Gov. McKee’s desk before the clock runs out!
An amended version of the Senate legalization bill, S 568 Sub A, would allow adults 21 and older to possess, purchase, and cultivate cannabis for personal use. The bill also creates a pathway for individuals to expunge and seal past criminal records for cannabis-related convictions and establishes a social equity program to encourage people harmed by cannabis criminalization to participate in the adult-use cannabis market.
This is the closest Rhode Island has ever come to passing a bill to replace cannabis prohibition with a smarter and more just policy. Please make sure your legislators hear from you before the General Assembly adjourns for the summer.
Thank you for taking action, and please stay tuned for more updates soon.