Sunday, June 10, 2018

Rep. Scott Slater

Rhode Island State Representative Scott Slater appeared on GoLocal LIVE at the Rhode Island State House where he spoke to the prospects of legalizing marijuana in Rhode Island — as Massachusetts is poised to roll out its program starting in July. 

“Unfortunately the study commission met several times and they’ve extended the date of the study commission into next year — that’s not a good sign,” said Slater. “I don’t think we’ll get anything done this year on recreational cannabis.”

“I feel good about next year — much stronger because of the pressure that will be put on our medical marijuana program by having recreational cannabis in Massachusetts,” said Slater.

Slater said he doesn’t believe the issue needs to be studied any further. 

“We’ve had the lessons learned =— we don’t need to study it any further,” said Slater. “We can probably borrow Massachusetts’ report and save us time. Some of the changes you see with cultivators around the medical program — we have more than enough capacity to support a recreational program.”

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Enda Kenny, former Prime Minister – the Taoiseach – of Ireland, joined GoLocal LIVE to discuss the growing trade opportunities sparked by the new direct air travel between Rhode Island’s T.F. Green via Norwegian Air.


Kenny has been instrumental with his support for the Ireland West International Trade Center in Rhode Island and the RI Trade Center in Mayo.

At the time of the interview, a Rhode Island trade mission was visiting Ireland led in part by Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, who also appeared on LIVE.


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