Rhode Island has become the 15th state in the country to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana!
August 1, 2012 - 11:58am

Decriminalizing the Possession of Marijuana

Rhode Island has become the 15th state in the country to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.  The legislation was sponsored by Representative Edwards of Tiverton and Senator Josh Miller of Cranston, and Governor Chaffee signed the law on June 13.  

Rhode Island’s Drive for Sensible Marijuana Laws
April 21, 2010 - 10:54am
 
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Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Unveiled in R.I. Senate
April 8, 2010 - 9:35am

Katherine Gregg, Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The chairman of the special legislative commission that recommended the decriminalization of marijuana in Rhode Island has introduced a bill to make possession of an ounce or less of the drug by an adult a civil offense, punishable by a $150 fine.

Senate Commission Recommends Decriminalization of Marijuana
March 17, 2010 - 11:16am

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A state Senate commission has recommended the decriminalization of an ounce or less of marijuana.

Projo: Senate panel may urge decriminalizing marijuana possession
March 4, 2010 - 10:29am

01:00 AM EST on Monday, March 1, 2010

By KATHERINE GREGG
Journal State House Bureau

PROVIDENCE — When it wraps up its 3 1/2-month inquiry later this week, a Senate panel is expected to recommend decriminalizing possession of relatively small amounts of marijuana.

Projo Editorial Board: Decriminalize pot
February 9, 2010 - 11:01am

Tues Feb. 9, 2010

Projo Editorial Board:

Projo: Measure would ease marijuana penalties
February 4, 2010 - 1:50pm

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

Nick Horton is a member of the Special Senate Commission studying the decriminalization of marijuana.

The Providence Journal / Connie Grosch

Duo Pushes Rhode Island to Decriminalize Pot
February 3, 2010 - 3:04pm

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.

Drug arrest could set precedent in R.I. medical marijuana law
January 25, 2010 - 10:54am

This article demonstrates the huge resources that the state is willing to spend combatting marijuana use, even when the user is approved for medical marijuana.

 

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