Rhode Island Committee Postpones Recreational Marijuana Recommendation

The push to legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island hit a snag when a state commission delayed until next year issuing a recommendation that could have advanced the adult-use issue.

The commission – a group of medical marijuana patients, clinicians and law enforcement officials that was formed in June – won’t release a recommendation on whether to legalize recreational cannabis in the state until 2019, according to Providence TV station WPRI.

The commission, which has met four times since October, was expected to release its findings to lawmakers March 1.