Marijuana Moment report..
A Rhode Island Senate committee on Monday approved a marijuana legalization bill that’s being championed by leadership in the chamber.
It’s the first time a bill to legalize cannabis for recreational use has ever advanced in the state.
The Judiciary Committee—which previously held an April hearing on the reform legislation, as well as a competing proposal from the governor—passed the Senate bill in substitute form in a 6-2 vote.
A third legalization measure was also recently filed on the House side by Rep. Scott Slater (D) and several cosponsors.
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