The state commission set up to study the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana met again Wednesday.

The panel heard from representatives from states which have already implemented recreational marijuana. The panel heard from Andrew Freedman, who helped steer Colorado through the regulatory and public health hurdles, in his position as director of marijuana coordination.

Colorado legalized the recreational sale and use of the substance in 2014. Freedman said the state has directed the millions in revenue to things like school construction, training for police on detecting people under the influence of the drug and a public education campaign on driving while high.

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John Bender ~ Rhode Island Public Radio ~

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