Did you know that every objective scientific study has found that using marijuana is far less harmful than alcohol?
Still, Rhode Island wastes millions of taxpayer dollars every year trying to prohibit marijuana and punishing adults who choose to use it.
It’s time for something new.
Colorado and Washington have recently started taking a smarter approach by regulating and taxing marijuana like alcohol. Adults now have the freedom to make the safer choice of using marijuana. And it’s been great for their state’s economy, too. On top of saving millions of dollars in law enforcement and criminal justice costs, Colorado has created more than 10,000 new jobs in their regulated marijuana industry.
As candidate for Lt. Governor, I’m proud to be a member of Regulate Rhode Island, a new organization leading the movement to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol.
In 2015 Rhode Island has a historic opportunity to become the first state on the East Coast to end the costly and destructive policy of marijuana prohibition.