Rhode Island joins a few other states in enacting safety regulations for certain manufacturing of marijuana products. Due to the dangerous nature of extracting concentrates from marijuana using butane, this new law proposed by the state's attorney general would prohibit anyone but a licensed compassion center, to produce marijuana concentrates. Some amatuer enthusiasts have ended up burning down their houses and more, so the state needs legislation to guarantee the proper safey measures are followed.
Democratic state Sen. Frank Ciccone III of Providence is sponsoring the bill on behalf of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
The legislation would allow only compassion centers to extract butane hash oil from marijuana, following the rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Rhode Island Department of Health.