Possessing small amounts of marijuana no longer criminal in Rhode Island

As of this Monday, a new law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana went into effect in Rhode Island, which made it the 15th state in the US to enact such a legislation. Now, the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana constitutes as a civil offense punishable by a $150 fine and a forfeiture of the drug. The state hopes that this new legislation will guide citizens in “the right direction” and lead to better outcomes for the younger generation. Read more about it HERE


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