Recreational marijuana bill on fast track to passage after key GA committee approvals

LAWMAKERS ARE FAST-TRACKING plans to legalize and sell recreational marijuana, with legislative committees advancing identical pieces of legislation to the R.I. House and Senate floors on Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/SETH WENIG
PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers are fast-tracking a proposal to legalize and sell recreational marijuana, with committees in both chambers of the R.I. General Assembly approving legislation on Wednesday. The "yes" votes from the Senate Judiciary and House Finance committees came quickly and with little debate, hinting at what bill sponsors have described as a collaborative process…

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