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   Bill To Legalize Marijuana in RI Introduced
Posted by Staff on February 14, 2014, 9:40 am

By W. Zachary Malinowski, Journal Staff Writer
Source: Providence Journal

cannabis Rhode Island -- Legislation was introduced on Wednesday that calls for the legalization of marijuana and the establishment of a system that will regulate and tax the drug like liquor sales.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Josh Miller, D-Cranston, chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, and Edith H. Ajello, D-Providence, chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee. The legislation, if it becomes law, would bar anyone under the age of 21 from possessing marijuana. Those of age would be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow no more than two mature marijuana plants in "an enclosed locked space.''

Ajello said that a maximum of 10 marijuana stores statewide would be allowed to sell the drug.

"Smoking in public would continue to be illegal,'' as well as driving under the influence of marijuana or selling it to anyone under the age of 21, she said. "I do not encourage or promote marijuana use.''

This is the fourth consecutive year that legislation has been introduced to legalize and regulate marijuana. The move does not come as a surprise as Rhode Island has the nation's highest unemployment rate, 9.1 percent, and lawmakers are searching for more sources of income for the state.

Miller said that the state "desperately needs new revenue sources,'' while Ajello said taxes from marijuana sales could generate "tens of millions of dollars,'' for Rhode Island. The legislation calls for an excise tax of up to $50 per ounce on transferring marijuana from the grower to a retail store and a special 10 percent tax on retail sales of the drug.

Among the sign-carrying supporters on hand was Brett Smiley, a Democratic candidate for mayor of Providence.

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Source: Providence Journal, The (RI)
Author: W. Zachary Malinowski, Journal Staff Writer
Published: February 12, 2014
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