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Rhode Island Senate Votes to Create Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Submitted by smorgan on

Good news from Rhode Island:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Senate Wednesday afternoon approved a bill to allow licensed dispensaries -- known as "compassion centers" -- to grow and sell marijuana to the estimated 600 patients who currently have the state's blessing to use the drug for medicinal purposes.

The vote was 35-2. The bill now moves to the House. [Providence Journal]

This should get through the House, but Gov. Carcieri vetoed a similar bill last year and is likely to do the same this time around. Click here to contact him.

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