Rhode Island Approves Bill For Marijuana Sale

June 10, 2009

Rhode Island (ChattahBox) – Rhode Island has taken yet another step to the forefront of the pro-marijuana movement, after approving a bill that allows retail shops to sell the plant for medicinal purposes.

The special shops would have licenses that allows them to sell cannabis legally to the already 680 patients who have been prescribed the drug in the state, RAW reports.

It is an addition to the bill that had already been created and approved three years ago, that allowed the use of medical marijuana, as well as the prescription, but not the sale. It is another step towards full legalization, from which the tiny state is quickly becoming known.

Governor Donald Carcieri (R – RI) has threatened to veto the bill as he had in the past. However, the overwhelming majority vote that took the bill forward (30 – 2) shows that overriding the veto will be an easy task.

The veto, which is expected to occur by next week, is expected to be vetoed again within the coming weeks, before the end of the current congressional session.


Comments

2 Responses to “Rhode Island Approves Bill For Marijuana Sale”

  1. Responsible Tax Payer on June 10th, 2009 1:00 pm

    Legalize it. Treat it like alcohol plain and simple. End black market and violence.

    I’m so sick of the Gateway Drug Argument. Alcohol is the ULTIMATE GATEWAY DRUG. It’s probably 90% of people’s first buzz. And if they like it, the want more. None of my successful friends that smoke got into heavy drugs like coke. It’s a shame that the people who get addicted and kill themselves with crack & cocaine get wrapped in the same category as an adult that want to smoke a joint on a Friday night….. What a weird world.

    Once it’s legal it will be exciting for the first 3 months. After that, the people who smoke now, will probably smoke the same amount. And the people who won’t, simply won’t. Not much will change.

    And if treated like alcohol. Kids will have as much access to it as a 6 pack of beer. In otherwords, if regulated, kids can’t get it.

    So legalize it. And to the folks that say NO and that have never done it, what right do they have to judge it?

  2. Chaos Motor on June 10th, 2009 5:05 pm

    Geez, could you have gotten a worse picture? That looks like dirt weed that sat in a plastic bag in an old car tire at the dump for six months.

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