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MEDIA ADVISORY: House Finance Committee meets on Tuesday to hear cannabis legalization bill and budget article
STATE HOUSE – The House Finance Committee will be meeting
Tuesday, March 22 at the RISE of the House (approximately 4:45 p.m.) in Room 35 of the State House
to hear testimony on the cannabis legalization legislation and the corresponding budget article.
The committee will hear legislation (
) sponsored by Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence) which establishes the Cannabis Control Commission and legalizes recreational marijuana possession and use. The committee will also hear testimony on
of the FY 2023 state budget which relates to adult marijuana use.
Individuals may testify in person before the committee at the State House. Sign-up sheets are available in/outside the hearing room.
Written testimony is strongly encouraged and may be submitted via
. Testimony will be posted on the General Assembly website:
The meetings will be televised on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox Channels 15, and 61, in high definition on Cox Channel 1061, on Full Channel on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers.
They will also be live streamed at
For more information, contact:
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
Secretary of State
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