Politician Info
A+ Dominick Ruggerio (D - RI) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Holds office State Senate District 4

Candidate in race for State Senate District 4 on Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Sponsored Legislation

S 2430 - Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana

S 568 - Establishes the Cannabis Control Commission


“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


2022: Authorizes the Recreational Use of Marijuana, S 2430
2021: Establishes the Cannabis Control Commission, S 568
Contact Dominick Ruggerio

Email: sen-ruggerio@rilegislature.gov

Web: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/ruggerio/default.aspx

Phone: 401-222-6655


Rhode Island State Senate 82 Smith Street

Providence, RI 02903

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