Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on Wednesday signed into law legislation legalizing the personal use and licensed retail sale of marijuana to those age 21 or older.
Provisions in the law permitting adults to possess and cultivate marijuana took effect upon signing.
According to the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group NORML, Rhode Island is the 19th state to legalize marijuana for adults. Voters in several additional states, including Maryland and Missouri, will decide on the issue in November.