Breaking: Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Law Now Permanent

I've just been informed that the Rhode Island House has passed medical marijuana again, this time making the law permanent.

RI Gov. Donald Carcieri has twice vetoed this bill, and now looks doubly foolish. Not only has he attempted to stand between deserving patients and their medicine, but he has failed dramatically and repeatedly.

This great victory is testament to the wisdom and compassion of the Rhode Island House and Senate, as well as the hard work of countless patients, activists, and organizations who fought and won this unnecessarily drawn-out battle.

The political future of medical marijuana remains bright as ever before.

Update: Jon Perri at DARE Generation Diary credits the major players.

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Success in RI!

With the sunset clause out of the way, Rhode Island's growing medical marijuana community can focus on serving patients and future improvements to this law. Watch for more news on this in the future -- Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, www.RIpatients.org

More too be Done

This little State is a disturbing magnified microcosm of small minded thinking in America. Rhode Island can not afford it’s foolish incarceration Laws , yet, it willingly puts people behind bars for miniscule amounts of Marijuana, which is legal under new Medical initiatives. Many people who do not have political access or the financial ability too receive a license are simply put into the jail system for possession of a drug that they need. Rhode Island does absolutely nothing for people who have addictions to major drugs that need treatment. This State has more untreated people who really need help, end up being herded into its prison system. These foolish decisions of a few will have great and long lasting catastrophic effects for future generations. Stand up for what you believe and tell your elected officials that this baboon behavior has to end now.

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