House approves marijuana legislature

One bill moves to Senate, another to Governor

By Jessica Silva
Lawmakers take up pot dispensary rules
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – After the Rhode Island Senate approved legislation concerning compassion centers earlier this month, the House approved their own version today.

The bill, sponsored by Representative Scott A. Slater (D-Dist 10, Providence), was developed to address safety concerns about the Ocean State’s compassion centers.
Some of the safety measures include limits on the amount of marijuana a center can have on-hand and criminal background checks for employees. Also added were provisions to allow State Police to work with the centers for better security.
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