R.I. becomes 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Updated at 4: 20 p.m.

GOV. DAN MCKEE on Wednesday signed legislation to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Rhode Island. /STEVEN SENNE / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
PROVIDENCE – With the stroke of Gov. Daniel J. McKee's pen on Wednesday, Rhode Island became the 19th state to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana. “This bill successfully incorporates our priorities of making sure cannabis legalization is equitable, controlled and safe,” said McKee. “In addition, it creates a process for the automatic expungement of past…

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