Needless to say, the marijuana debate has taken some interesting turns over the past couple of years, particularly in the arena of state government proceedings. In the midst of growing support for recreational pot, some lawmakers are still cautious (and rightfully so) about allowing access to a plant that has a high potential for abuse and dependency. In the case of the tiny Rhode Island, though, the debate has taken an interesting turn. According to Governor Gina Raimondo, the last thing she wants is for her little state to be a prohibition speck in a sea of legalization. As a result, she has finally consented to establishing a regulated pot industry. So, how is the lovely little Ocean State dealing with these proceedings? Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
Lagging behind No Longer
Over the course of several years, the East Coast has experienced a bustling tidal wave of fragrant, green activity. Recently, the New York State Governor announced he his plans to integrate a marijuana legalization plan into the new budget, while New Jersey lawmakers are focusing on the development of a marijuana industry for adult-use only. Simultaneously, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is planning to develop pot legalization tactics for this new year, and Massachusetts officially opened its first recreational pot shop since it legalized the plant in 2016.
As Rhode Island Governor Raimondo has explained, the situation has definitely changed in this portion of the United States. However, she has explained how she is still reluctant to move forward with this decision. To her, marijuana legalization is an inevitable change which must be handled correctly.
A Rigorous New Battlefield
Of course, this inevitable change for Rhode Island will be marked by perhaps one of the most rigorous and strictest retail marijuana industries in the United States. Besides major restrictions on the cannabis industry, Governor Raimondo will also establish restrictive rules on the products purchased by consumers. For example, home-grown marijuana will be 100% illegal, and dispensaries cannot sell any products with high potency (maximum of 5 milligrams of THC).
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder
Marijuana is a testy drug at best, being labeled as an essential alternative medicine and criticized as a potentially dangerous substance. Always remember, though, this herb does have a potential for abuse or dependency (and possibly addiction). If you, a friend, or a loved one strongly believe you have a marijuana problem, get in touch with Asana Recovery today to speak with our team of counselors and healthcare experts. We are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle.
If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your marijuana use disorder today. Remember, it is never too late to get the help you more than deserve.