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MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate, House committees to consider cannabis legalization bills
– The Senate Judiciary Committee and House Finance Committee are scheduled to vote on bills to legalize recreational cannabis in Rhode Island on Wednesday, May 18.
The legislation (
), introduced by Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) and Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence), would legalize, regulate and tax the sale and possession of cannabis for recreational use. It also includes social equity provisions to reduce barriers to participation for those communities that have long been disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition.
Amended language will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the May 18 committee meetings.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.
The House Finance Committee will meet at the Rise of the House (approximately 5:30 p.m.) in Room 35 on the lower level of the State House.
Both meetings will be live streamed at
For more information, contact:
, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 322
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
Secretary of State
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