Call Speaker of the House Gordon Fox and ask him to make marijuana regulation a legislative priority for the House in 2014! Call him now at (401) 222-2447 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also look up and contact your state representative and senator by clicking here and visiting the RI Voter Information Center.
Here's a suggestion of what to say when you contact a legislator:
"My name is [your name], and I live at [your address]. I am contacting you to express serious concern about Rhode Island's failed policy of marijuana prohibition.Treating marijuana as a crime wastes government resources, enforces racial discrimination, and undermines public health and safety. Law enforcement efforts should be focused on serious crime, not marijuana.Instead of continuing the counterproductive policy of marijuana prohibition, Rhode Island should regulate marijuana like alcohol with a system of licenses, taxes, and age restrictions. By regulating marijuana we can take control away from illegal dealers, allow police officers to focus on serious crimes, and create jobs to boost Rhode Island's economy. I urge you to make marijuana regulation a top legislative priority. Thank you."