House passes Rep. Slater’s bill allowing cannabis cultivators to advertise


            STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today passed legislation (2024-H 7505) sponsored by Rep. Scott A. Slater that would allow cannabis cultivators to advertise their services within the state.

            “This bill is another way to support our state’s emerging cannabis small business community.  Without cultivators and growers, our dispensaries would not be able to stay in operation, and since we allow our dispensaries to advertise their products to the public now, it just makes sense to also give our cultivators the chance to market their products, as well,” said Representative Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence).

            Last session, Representative Slater introduced a new law that allowed the state’s recreational cannabis dispensaries to advertise their products, better positioning the state’s dispensaries to compete with Massachusetts’s cannabis dispensaries, which were allowed to advertise in Rhode Island.

            The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration where Sen. Jacob Bissaillon (D-Dist. 1, Providence) has introduced the legislation (2024-S 2885).



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