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Rhode Island became the 14th state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana Monday as a law passed last year went into effect. As of now, it is no longer a criminal offense to possess up to an ounce of pot.

State Rep. Edith Ajello (D-Providence), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Wednesday she had introduced a bill to make marijuana legal for adults 21 and over and to establish a system of taxation and regulation for marijuana commerce.

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday that it is suing the state’s health department over a decision to no longer accept medical marijuana applications signed by nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants.
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