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Rhode Island Senate Approves Marijuana Compassion Centers

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 - 1:27 pm

Great news from Rhode Island!

A bill just passed the state senate—with a 30 to 2 margin—to allow nonprofit stores to sell marijuana to medical patients.

RI Senate approves marijuana stores

Would enable patients to get medical marijuana

State lawmakers approved the use of medical marijuana in 2006, however they never legalized the sale of the drug. Under the current bill, Rhode Island would be the third state in the country and the first on the East Coast to approve marijuana dispensaries for medical patients.

However, one hurdle the article notes is the governor vetoed similar legislation last year.

Another hurdle still in place: this is still for the marginal use for patients who obtain medical benefit from it. To obtain all the benefits from the plant as well as end the untaxed and unregulated black market which thrives on being underground and uses kids as dealers, prohibition needs to end!

Let’s pray he sees the light this year, as do all governors, federal legislators and President Obama!