Rhode Island: This could be the year we legalize cannabis for adults

Mar 31, 2021

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Rhode Island: This could be the year we legalize cannabis for adults

Please take action and contact your state lawmakers!

MPP and local advocates have been working for years to pass a law to legalize cannabis for adults in Rhode Island. With your help, we have a real chance of getting it done this legislative session.

Top political leaders, including Gov. McKee and the Senate Majority Leader, have introduced legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis. You can read more details and find summaries of each bill here.

It is critical that your elected officials hear from you. Please take a minute right now to contact your state representative and senator by using our online action tool.

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees will hold a joint hearing on both legalization proposals. You can find more information, including how to make your voice heard and provide testimony, here. The event will be streamed live on the General Assembly’s Capitol TV service.

While we are hopeful that this will be the year, lawmakers will not act on legalization unless they hear from enough constituents. Please contact them today.

Thank you!