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Cannabis legalization has a stable probability of advancing in Rhode Island in 2021, two high House lawmakers mentioned in a brand new interview.
Incoming House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi (D) mentioned on WPRI-TV’s Newsmakers program on Friday that the chamber is “very close” to having majority help for the coverage change and that he’s “absolutely” open to the thought.
Rep. Christopher Blazejewski (D), who social gathering colleagues not too long ago voted to put in as House majority chief in the subsequent session, mentioned the coverage is “certainly something we’ll take a look at,” noting that he cosponsored a invoice to legalize cannabis in the previous, and that “certainly the issue has come a long way in that time.”
“I remember many years ago we would have trouble finding people cosponsoring it. Now we have the Senate leader and a Senate president seemingly fully endorsing it, so it’s an issue that’s really come a long way,” he mentioned, referring to current feedback from leaders of the state’s different legislative chamber. “I think we have much more experience around that, with other states to draw upon, but it’s something we’re going to take a look at, especially with all of the many budgetary issues that we’re facing.”