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Rhode Island: Free the flower

Job agency plans marijuana rally

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—An agency that helps former prison inmates find jobs is leading a rally to call for the decriminalization of marijuana in Rhode Island.

OpenDoors, a nonprofit agency based in Providence, tells the Providence Journal ( it is seeking smaller penalties for the possession of small amounts of pot.

The rally is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the State House rotunda.

State Rep. John Edwards, D-Tiverton, who has sponsored a bill that would decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, is among those expected to speak.

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