House budget would kill governor’s plan to expand marijuana dispensaries

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — General Assembly leaders late Friday unveiled — and called for immediate votes — on their $9.6-billion rewrite of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget, which paves the way for legal sports betting and snuffs out a proposed expansion of medical marijuana dispensaries. Among the highlights of the proposed 2018-19 budget, approved by the House Finance Committee by a 15-3 vote:— Lawmakers provided cities and towns with enough […]

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