R.I. lawmakers approve recreational marijuana, sales to start Dec. 1

THE R.I. HOUSE AND R.I. SENATE on Tuesday each approved identical pieces of legislation to legalize, sell and tax recreational marijuana. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana, with state lawmakers in both chambers approving legislation Tuesday. The 55-16 and 32-6 votes in the R.I. House and R.I. Senate, respectively, mark a major victory in the decadelong effort to legalize, tax and sell recreational marijuana. The measure heads…

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