Q&A: Ruggerio on recreational marijuana, $1.1B in federal funds

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Senate President Dominick Ruggerio said a special fall session to consider the legalization of recreational cannabis is not off the table.

“We’ve had people working on that issue since we left the session this year,” he said, adding, “We’re very close, we’re making progress, but we’re not there at this point in time.”

Ruggerio said it’s not likely the issue would be tabled until the regular session in January.

Ruggerio also discussed plans for Rhode Island’s American Rescue Plan Act funds, mandatory vaccines for health care workers, and a $5 million consulting contract that’s come under scrutiny.

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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