Rhode Island’s Cannabis Control Commission Launches Statewide Tour Seeking Public Input on Marijuana Regulation

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Rhode Island’s Cannabis Regulation Tour Seeks Public Input on Marijuana Oversight

Rhode Island’s recently established Cannabis Control Commission is reaching out to the public to gather on crucial aspects surrounding marijuana in the state. Comprising three dedicated members, the commission holds the responsibility of overseeing the and regulation of both medical and . Commission Chair, Kimberly Ahern, announced the tour during the panel’s inaugural meeting on 29, highlighting the significance of community and voices in shaping the commission’s decisions.

“The purpose of these public meetings is for the community and industry to use their voices and for the commissioners to listen,” said Chair Kimberly Ahern in a statement released on Thursday. Gathering feedback from stakeholders, especially those within the , medical , and those disproportionately affected by marijuana law enforcement, is vital to ensure accurate and well-informed decision-making.

In line with the successful initiative conducted in Massachusetts by their commission in 2017, Rhode Island’s Cannabis Control Commission has scheduled four insightful sessions. The first session will take place on Thursday, July 20, at Roger Williams University School of Law in the esteemed Hon. Bruce M. Selya Appellate Courtroom (Room 283) at 9:30 a.m. Attendees are requested to use the North Campus Entrance and park in Lot D.

Following that, the second session will be held on Friday, August 4, at 1 p.m. at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), located at 89 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick. This session provides an excellent for the public to share their perspectives on cannabis regulation and licensing in the state.

On Wednesday, August 9, at 5 p.m., the commission will host the third session at the Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, situated at 393 Broad St. in Providence. Attendees are encouraged to participate actively and provide valuable feedback that will aid the commission in making informed decisions for the benefit of the entire community.

Additionally, to accommodate broader participation, the commission has organized a virtual session on Friday, August 18, at 1 p.m. Cannabis Control Commissioners will be present at the PUC in Warwick for this virtual meeting. While the public is still welcome to attend in person, they are encouraged to join the session online via Zoom, using the provided links.

Through this comprehensive Cannabis Regulation Tour, Rhode Island’s Cannabis Control Commission aims to foster a transparent and inclusive approach in shaping marijuana regulation and licensing policies. By actively seeking the perspectives and concerns of the community, industry stakeholders, medical patients, and those disproportionately affected by past cannabis-related laws, the commission endeavors to establish a robust framework that addresses the needs and aspirations of all Rhode Islanders. Your participation and input can play a pivotal role in getting the cannabis regulation right for the state. So, don’t miss the opportunity to voice your thoughts and be part of this significant !

Malvin Felix
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