Which States Will Legalize Marijuana Next: Rhode Island, Connecticut Considering Recreational Laws
New England could become a completely recreational marijuana zone if lawmakers have it their way. Massachusetts and Maine, along with three other states, already passed laws legalizing adult use of the plant following the election, and now Rhode Island and Connecticut are eyeing recreational laws, too.
Sen. Joshua Miller, D-R.I., and Rep. Scott Slater, D-R.I., said Tuesday they would introduce new legislature that would allow adults 21 and up to consume marijuana recreationally within the state. They would also impose a 23 percent tax on the drug. The main reason the lawmakers are pushing for recreational legislature is to prevent residents from traveling to neighboring states to purchase their marijuana, according to reports.
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