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“No,” Ruggerio said in a State House interview Tuesday, when asked whether 2020 will be the year Rhode Island legalizes marijuana. “I want to see what is happening in Massachusetts. I am not crazy about the medical marijuana program in this state. I don’t think people have a handle on it. ... If we can’t handle medical marijuana, there is no way we can enforce the laws for legalization.” (2019)
Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, a North Providence Democrat, has signed on as co-sponsor of a bill to treat marijuana like alcohol by legalizing, regulating and taxing it.
“It is an important conversation to have,” Ruggerio said in a statement. “I have listened to the debate regarding legalization of marijuana over the years and watched the experience in states such as Colorado,” which legalized the commercial sale of the drug. 2/23/16 Link
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