Projo: Senate panel may urge decriminalizing marijuana possession
March 4, 2010 - 10:29am

01:00 AM EST on Monday, March 1, 2010

By KATHERINE GREGG
Journal State House Bureau

PROVIDENCE — When it wraps up its 3 1/2-month inquiry later this week, a Senate panel is expected to recommend decriminalizing possession of relatively small amounts of marijuana.

Projo Editorial Board: Decriminalize pot
February 9, 2010 - 11:01am

Tues Feb. 9, 2010

Projo Editorial Board:

Projo: Measure would ease marijuana penalties
February 4, 2010 - 1:50pm

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

Nick Horton is a member of the Special Senate Commission studying the decriminalization of marijuana.

The Providence Journal / Connie Grosch

Duo Pushes Rhode Island to Decriminalize Pot
February 3, 2010 - 3:04pm

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.

Bail Burden Keeps U.S. Jails Stuffed With Inmates
January 27, 2010 - 10:52am

Laura Sullivan

NPR: All Things Considered

 

Leslie Chew spent his childhood working long days next to his father on the oil rigs of southern Texas. No school meant he never learned to read or write. Now in his early 40s, he's a handyman, often finding a place to sleep in the back of his old station wagon.

Drug arrest could set precedent in R.I. medical marijuana law
January 25, 2010 - 10:54am

This article demonstrates the huge resources that the state is willing to spend combatting marijuana use, even when the user is approved for medical marijuana.

 

US Senate Committee Passes The National Criminal Justice Act
January 22, 2010 - 1:02pm

By: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

Earlier this morning the United State’s Senate, Committee on Judiciary, unanimously approved Senate Bill 714, The National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009.

OpenDoors Secures Financing for Supportive Housing Project
January 12, 2010 - 3:20pm

With support from the Corporation for Supportive Housing, OpenDoors has purchased a building at 485 Plainfield Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Providence to be converted to subsidized “green” housing units. Upon completion, the building will provide housing for clients, as well as program and office space. The building will also feature commercial space, with the aim of gearing this space towards complimentary services or employment opportunities for clients.

Since Right to Vote in 2006, Over 6,000 Formerly Disenfranchised Rhode Islanders Have Registered to Vote.
January 6, 2010 - 3:42pm

R.I. Change on Voting Rights for Ex-Convicts Wins Praise
By John Hill, Projo

July 30: PROVIDENCE — On Election Night in 2006, Marc Maurer was interested in the results from Kansas because he had a sister-in-law running for office out there, but the returns he checked every 10 minutes were out of Rhode Island.

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