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Rhode Island Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis, Sales in December

May 25, 2022, 8:55 PM

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation Wednesday legalizing cannabis, leaving New Hampshire as the only New England state to bar recreational use and sales.

The identical measures (S.B. 2430/H.B. 7593) make Rhode Island the 19th state to allow those over age 21 to possess, home cultivate, and buy limited quantities of cannabis.

  • The Rhode Island Cannabis Act creates a regulatory and tax system for weed sales, including a 10% cannabis excise tax and a 3% local sales tax, in addition to the state’s 7% sales tax. Taxes collected will go into the general fund and ...