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Rhode Island Bill Attempts To Prevent Cannabis Gatherings of More Than Three People
By Nicole Potter for High Times
Six Rhode Island legislators have sponsored a bill that aims to fine groups of three or more people if cannabis or other “hallucinogenic substances” are present.
S-125 was introduced in Rhode Island on Feb. 1 by six senators: Sen. Walter Felag, Sen. Leonidas Raptakis, Sen. David Tikoian Sen. Frank Ciccone, Sen. Lou DiPalma, and Sen. Susan Sosnowski. If passed, the bill would make it illegal to have cannabis present in gatherings, which is defined in the bill as “where a group of three or more people have assembled or are assembling for a social occasion or social activity at a resident or premises.” For the first offense, offenders will be charged $500, followed by $750 for the second offense, and subsequent offenses set at $1,000.
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