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12 States That May Legalize Marijuana In 2016

Rhode Island

Max. fine for small amount: $150
Marijuana related arrests in 2012: 2,320

An estimated 20% of Rhode Islanders aged 12 and up used the drug at least once in 2012. That’s a huge number for such a small state! In fact, no other state in the country had wider use. Of the states that have not legalized recreational marijuana use, Rhode Island’s laws are among the most lenient. According to an April 2015 poll by Public Policy Polling, 57% of respondents in the state are in favor of changing the law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. There is currently a bill awaiting review in the state legislature that would effectively legalize and regulate recreational use of marijuana

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