Providence City Councilors this evening presented a regulation to prohibit the sale and usage of cannabis in all city parks after state law just recently made leisure marijuana legal. “Providence is a smoke-free city. Kids, their households, and anybody immunocompromised needs to not need to take in smoke while enjoying our gorgeous parks. This is a public health issue,” stated Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7), who sponsored the modification, which would broaden on present city law.
Currently, a regulation exists restricting tobacco items in city parks, play grounds, and leisure centers. An offense of the law would be punishable by a civil fine of $50. The legislation was described the committee on regulations.
Here is the modification: