Voters will decide local cannabis rules in Rhode Island

Rhode Island communities plan to vote on cannabis

In May of 2022 Rhode Island became the 19th state to legalize adult-use cannabis in the United States. Voters in Rhode Island will their opportunity to decide whether or not to welcome cannabis businesses in their communities this fall. According to the Secretary of State’s office Barrington and Charlestown are the first towns to make plans to bring this issue before the voters. Rhode Island’s Cannabis Act gives cities and towns the option to let residents vote to accept or reject cannabis businesses. Communities that want to vote have until August 10th to submit information to the Secretary of State’s office. According to Ernest Almonte of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, Barrington was one of at least 10 communities that indicated a desire to bring this issue to the voters. Voting is scheduled to take place on November 8th.

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