Rhode Island’s First Recreational Marijuana Shops Have Officially Opened

Rhode Island’s First Recreational Marijuana Shops Have Officially Opened
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Rhode Island’s first adult-use marijuana sales launched on Thursday, with five dispensaries serving consumers 21 and older. Gov. Dan McKee (D) and the state Department of Business Regulation (DBR) announced last week that the “hybrid” medical-recreational shops would be opening at the start of the month. The governor signed legalization into law in May. #WATCH: Recreational marijuana is officially for sale in Rhode Island and 12 News was able to see the first purchase! Details here: https://t.co/Sw65DKnUgD pic.twitter.com/juu7mPCCp4 — WPRI 12 (@wpri12) December 1, 2022 One of the first sales took place at the Slater Compassion Center, where the 96-year-old father of the dispensary owner purchased infused coconut macaroons and a cookie. Joe Maraia, 96, grandfather of the CEO at the Slater Compassion Center, bought $40 in coconut macaroons and a cookie as RI begins legalize cannabis sales. Says he plans to sample later with coffee and has not previously used marijuana pic.twitter.com/nz7EaPcjYT — Ian Donnis (@IanDon) December 1, 2022 State Sen. Josh Miller (D), who championed legalization in the legislature, said at a dispensary on Thursday that “it’s been a long road, and I hope it works for Rhode Island because we’ve been losing out to other states for quite a while now.” “I think it’s important for Rhode Island to make its mark in the industry,” he said. Senator Josh Miller & Rep. Scott Slater and Joe Pakuris – Rhode Island begins the legal sale of adult-use marijuana #WPRO https://t.co/DgI4pkelGK — NewsTalk 99.7 & AM 630 WPRO (@wpro) December 1, 2022 Another lawmaker, Rep. David Morales (D), shared information for residents about the basics of the state’s cannabis law. With the sale of recreational cannabis starting today, it’s important to note the following information related to possession, worker’s rights, and expungement! Courtesy of @RIACLU: pic.twitter.com/TQzxAxlT8L — RI State…

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