Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence) and Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) will host Andrew Freedman, Director of the Governor’s Office of Marijuana Coordination in Colorado, for a presentation and question and answer session on Colorado’s implementation and oversight of the state’s marijuana laws on Tuesday, March 29 at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of the State House.
Mr. Freedman will be discussing the outcomes, challenges and opportunities that regulating marijuana has presented in Colorado. Representative Slater and Senator Miller have both introduced legislation (2016-H 7752 / 2016-S 2420) that would remove the state’s prohibition on adults using, possessing, and cultivating marijuana for personal use. Their legislation also establishes a system of regulated marijuana retail distribution to adults 21 and older and imposes taxes at both the wholesale and retail level.
[From a RI State House press release]