The Marijuana Policy Project says Rhode Island is likely to be among the next wave of states to legalize marijuana as Colorado and Washington have already done, reports The Nation today.
“The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) tells The Nation that the next round of marijuana legalization measures is most likely to come from Alaska, Maine, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Nevada,” according to the country’s oldest progressive publication.
“With drug law reform, it’s the states that move federal policy,” said Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). “There’s going to continue to be increased efforts at the state level to bring about additional reforms—legislative in 2013, or possible citizen initiatives in 2014 or 2016.”
To that end, the Students for a Sensible Drug Policy are asking Rhode Islanders to sign this petition calling on the General Assembly “take the lead on marijuana legislation.”