Pot stores are opening in Massachusetts. You can now grow your own in Maine and Vermont. And Connecticut’s new governor says legalizing marijuana will be a priority of his.

When Rhode Island lawmakers return to Smith Hill next month they will find the regional marijuana landscape greening around them.

That reality will influence the strategies both sides of the pot legalization argument employ this time around, they say.

Despite years of hearings and study commissions, the question of legalization has never reached lawmakers for a vote.

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Tom Mooney ~ ProvidenceJournal.com

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