“Governor Gina Raimondo recently unveiled a proposal to create a “tagging” system to track medical marijuana plants in the state. Patients and caregivers who cultivate medical marijuana for patients will be required to pay $150 or $350 per plant for these tags.” – Regulate RI Press Release

Over the coming days The Coalition will reach out to the Medical Cannabis Community in an attempt to participate in an organized protest of this attempt to tax the chronically ill, the infirm, and the medically vulnerable.

This show will outline the  Governors proposal, the underlying politics, and attempt to place, Coalition Style, a very human face on the folks affected. We are inviting additional guests to participate. We will update this page as events dictate, as well as tweet additional participants

Regulate Rhode Island is a coalition of citizens and organizations committed to ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. Member organizations include the Rhode Island NAACP, Rhode Island ACLU, Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Rhode Island Sierra Club, Rhode Island Republican Liberty Caucus, Rhode Island Young Democrats, Clergy for a New Drug Policy, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and the Marijuana Policy Project, among others.

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