Discussions about marijuana sales now move to local level

A WORKER AT Mammoth Inc., one of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators, tends to the marijuana plants at its Warwick location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
ELECTED OFFICIALS in Cranston, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Exeter and Foster all chose not to let local voters decide in November whether to allow the sale or cultivation of recreational marijuana in their communities. That means they will all allow such sales. Voters in 31 communities will get to decide the issue. Above, a worker at Mammoth Inc., one of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators, tends to the marijuana plants at its Warwick location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Rhode Island may have legalized recreational marijuana, but now the debate will begin among local municipal officials about where that marijuana will be sold. While the law approved by state legislators and signed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee last month allows up to 33 retail marijuana establishments throughout the state starting Dec. 1, most cities…

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