12 April 2016

House Bill 7752 — sponsored by Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Providence) — seeks to legalize and regulate cannabis similarly to alcohol.

“This bill would provide a tremendous economic boost for our state, which is one of several reasons why our state legislators should not delay voting on it,” said Jared Moffat, director of Regulate Rhode Island, which is a pro-cannabis organization that supports Slater’s bill.

“This proposal would create dozens of new businesses and thousands of new jobs across Rhode Island. Our state’s unemployment rate is still significantly higher than our neighbors’, and this legislation will put many Rhode Islanders back to work,” Moffat said.

Slater also has two other cannabis-related proposals for consideration — one which adds PTSD to the list of Rhode Island’s qualifying conditions for MMJ, and another would potentially increase the number of compassion center permits available in Rhode Island from three to six.

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