January 15, 2011

Contact: Christian Chirino
Phone: 401-919-0121

The Libertarian Party of Rhode Island supports Sensible marijuana reform

Senator Joshua Miller (D – Cranston) and Rep. John G. Edwards (D – Portsmouth, Tiverton), plan on introducing legislation that would replace the current criminal penalty for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana with a simple civil fine.

“This would end the current practice of wasting OUR dollars on arrest and prosecution for a modest amount of marijuana.” says Tony Jones, LPRI Treasurer.

LPRI believes that in our current economic situation This legislation would save the state millions in law enforcement costs as well as generate revenue with the collection of fines.

To find out more about the Libertarian Party of Rhode Island visit

Libertarian Party of Rhode Island
5600 Post Rd.
Suite 114/255
East Greenwich, RI  02818