NEWS CONFERENCE ON GOVERNOR'S "SICK TAX" ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS
TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, AT 11 A.M.
Three patients who rely on medical marijuana to alleviate the effects of their debilitating illnesses will speak out at a news conference on Thursday, February 11 at 11 A.M. to describe the devastating impact that approval of Governor Gina Raimondo's "sick tax" would have on them. The tax, proposed in the Governor's 2017 budget, would impose a $150 per plant charge on patients lawfully growing marijuana for medical purposes, and a $350 per plant charge for caregivers volunteering their time and energy to grow plants for sick patients.
The news conference is being held by the RI Patient Advocacy Coalition and the ACLU of RI at the ACLU's office in downtown Providence. Both organizations are calling for this overly burdensome tax to be struck from the proposed budget.
WHO: Rhode Islanders suffering from debilitating illnesses, RI Patient Advocacy Coalition, and ACLU of Rhode Island
WHAT: Patients will speak out against Governor Raimondo’s proposed “sick tax”
WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11 A.M.
WHERE: ACLU of RI office, 128 Dorrance St., Ste. 220, Providence, RI 02903
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
JoAnne Leppanen: 401-861-1601; 617-470-8183
Steven Brown: 401-831-7171
Development & Communications Associate
ACLU of Rhode Island
128 Dorrance Street, Suite 220
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 831-7171
F: (401) 831-7175