Rhode Island legislators passed the Rhode Island Cannabis Act on Tuesday, May 24. The Act would legalize the possession and sale of licensed cannabis for all adults—but it’s not official yet.
Here’s what happens next.
The Act now sits on the desk of Gov. Dan McKee, who is expected to sign it into law within days. Then the gears start turning.
Rhode Island legislature votes to legalize marijuana, sets Dec. 2022 launch
Is it legal to possess marijuana in Rhode Island today?
No. But it will be very soon.
The Act delays the licensed sale of cannabis until Dec. 1, 2022, but it “takes effect upon passage.” That means the personal possession of cannabis is legal as soon as Gov. McKee signs the bill into law.
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