Senate Passes Bill – Only Governor Chafee Can Stop Bill Now

Late last night, the Senate passed the House’s bill, H 7610 SubA. The bill passed 32-2 with only Senators Miller and Walaska opposing. This vote was in spite of the vast numbers of calls made by members of the MMj community. Only Governor Chaffee can stop this bill by exercising his veto power. He can be reached at 222.2080. Call soon before he signs the bill into law.You can leave him a message urging him to veto H7610 SubA.  Without his veto, this law will take effect September 1. A significant amount of patients and caregivers will have to decrease their plant counts, move to new spaces, or close their gardens altogether before that date or be subject to arrest. We understand that the Attorney General wants to eliminate abuse in the Program but this bill will also eliminate or reduce the amount of medicine currently available to some of our most vulnerable patients. To read the bill, click:   http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText14/HouseText14/H7610A.pdf

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