legalization of marijuana

Politics
9:05 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Gov. Lincoln Chafee Open, But Cautious About Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Chafee's administration saw the decriminalization of marijuana in RI, but he stopped short of legalizing recreational marijuana.
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Governor Lincoln Chafee sounded cautious notes about legalizing recreational marijuana, when he spoke with the Huffington Post about the potential of legalizing recreational pot in Rhode Island. 

His administration saw the decriminalization of the drug in 2013, and medical marijuana has been legal for several years.

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On Politics
12:53 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Chafee: `Pot for Potholes'' ?

On Politics
4:19 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

New Poll shows RI voters favor legal pot

In the run up to a Super Bowl between two teams from states that have legalized marijuana, thus giving whole new meaning to the term Bud Bowl, pollsters are taking the pulse of public opinion on  the issue in other states.

Today, Public Policy Polling released a public opinion survey that shows 53 percent of Rhode Island voters support changing the state’s laws to sell, regulate and tax pot in a manner similar to alcohol.

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