RI Could Become First State To Legalize Pot Without Voter Approval

RHODE ISLAND:  Governor Lincoln Chafee could become the first governor in America to legalize marijuana without putting the decision to the voters.

After attending a meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C., last week, Chafee discussed the possibility of “pot for potholes” – using marijuana sales revenue for infrastructure improvement – by passing a bill approved by state lawmakers.

At least one local expert thinks it’s a dangerous proposition. [Read more…]