Rhode Island Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana...


medical-marijuanaAnother state has legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and the shocker is that it isn't what we would think as one of our more "progressive" states.

Rhode Island joins California and New Mexico as states which allow for marijuana to be sold to chronically ill patients, despite a veto by Governor Don Carcieri (R).  Lawmakers in the Rhode Island state assembly voted Tuesday to override the Governor's veto.

governor-don-carcieriThe new law allows for the creation of three non-profit stores which would be allowed to sell the ganja to patients that register with the Rhode Island Department of Health.

While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, President Obama's administration has promised not go after stores following state laws, something the Bush administration did constantly to marijuana dispensaries in California during his eight years in office.

Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that this is only the beginning of a national trend as state's see the error of prohibition.


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