Please read, This is very important! We need patients and caregivers to show up at the State House tomorrow Wednesday April 16th at 4:30! Grow rights are at risk!!
The bills pertaining to marijuana will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday April 16 at the “rise of the House”(4:30pm) in the House Lounge located inside the Rhode Island State House.
Looks like all bills pertaining to Marijuana will be heard including legalization of recreational use and amendments to the decriminalization law.
RIPAC is concerned with:
H7610 – the AG bill (you can find summary if you scroll down on this site) For full text: https://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext14/housetext14/h7610.htm
H7981 – RIPAC/Scott Slater bill – would add PTSD & expedite MMj applications and waive fees for hospice eligible patients. For full text: https://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext14/housetext14/h7981.htm
H7611 – would restrict compassion centers’ advertising. For full text: https://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext14/housetext14/h7611.htm
H7862 – lets compassion centers determine the number of plants they can grow (this provision is also in AG bill) For full text: https://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext14/housetext14/h7862.htm
As many of you know, RIPAC is continuing to work with the AG’s office and Rep. Lisa Tomasso on H7610 to see if we can agree to a bill that will address the AG’s concerns while protecting patient access to medicine. Thus far, the talks have been promising but, as of April 16, RIPAC has NOT reached an agreement with AG’s office so the hearing will go forward on H7610 on April 16 at 4:30pm as planned. Please follow RIPAC on facebook for additional updates.