Cannabis Bill Roundup: Dueling Legalization Plans In RI

By Sam Reisman (March 12, 2021, 7:36 PM EST) -- In Rhode Island this week, lawmakers and the state's governor each unveiled their own dueling proposals to legalize recreational cannabis, while state senators in New Jersey introduced a bill to refine the employment provisions of the Garden State's brand new adult-use law. Here are some of the major legislative developments in cannabis reform from the last week.

Rhode Island legislators' bill, S.B. 568, would allow local municipalities to pass their own ordinances governing cannabis industries "provided they are not unreasonable and impracticable," or allow voters to ban the industry altogether by a ballot measure in the 2022 election. The legislation would...

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