Rhode Island Introduces New Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Rhode Island Introduces New Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Sen. Joshua Miller, a Democrat, introduced the bill Wednesday.

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May 17, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A senator in Rhode Island is introducing a bill that would legalize marijuana by following the framework set by neighboring Massachusetts.

Sen. Joshua Miller, a Democrat, introduced the bill Wednesday. The proposal would create a system to tax and regulate marijuana in Rhode Island that mirrors the system in Massachusetts.

Voters there approved legalizing marijuana in November 2016. Recreational sales will become legal in July.

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