Sale Of Marijuana Banned In Newport City

Newport City police chief Seth DiSanto listens to opposition to the ordinance banning the sale of marijuana.
By: 
Ed Barber
Staff Writer

On Monday evening the Newport City council voted in favor of an ordinance banning the sale of marijuana through retail outlets. The city already has a bylaw banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The ordinance is in response to the legislature's action to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana. A healthy debate ensued with a mostly negative response to the ordinance. Read more in the Newport Daily Express.

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