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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s