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Multiple Rhode Island cities, towns voting on allowing cannabis businesses

PROVIDENCE, RI – Thirty-one different cities and towns in the state will be voting on November 8 if cannabis businesses can sell in their respective cities or towns.

According to WPRI, now that marijuana is legal in the state these 31 cities and towns must vote in the upcoming election regarding allowing new cannabis licenses for businesses.

The cities and towns that are voting are: Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Charlestown, Coventry, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, Newport, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Richmond, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Westerly, West Greenwich, West Warwick, and Woonsocket.

However, even if voters approve this referendum on the ballet it doesn’t automatically mean that town or city will get a cannabis store. Under the current law, Rhode Island is only allowed 33 stores statewide. Right now there are no current proposals for cannabis business locations.

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