Rhode Island Governor Will Pursue Legal Marijuana In 2020

Rhode Island Governor Will Pursue Legal Marijuana In 2020

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) says she’ll make another attempt to legalize marijuana in the Ocean State next year. In an appearance on WPRI-TV’s Newsmakers program, the governor said she recently discussed the cannabis issue during a lunch with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (D), and she left feeling encouraged to pursue the policy change. Baker “basically said, ‘Look, you’re going to have to do it, so you probably should do it and do it right.’ And I think he’s probably right,” Raimondo said in the interview that aired last weekend. “Connecticut I think is pretty close to doing it, so it’s likely.” Watch Raimondo’s marijuana comments at 12:30 into the video below: “Last year we made a step forward with more medical [cannabis] and I think the next logical step is adult use,” she said. Raimondo’s meeting with Baker and Lamont came just weeks after a separate vaping and cannabis-focused summit featuring the Connecticut governor and those from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, at which those top state executives agreed to a set of principles to shape regional marijuana legalization plans. Raimondo included a legalization proposal in her 2019 budget submission to…

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