Rhode Island has amended its laws to exempt the sale, storage, use, or consumption of seeds and plants used to grow food and food ingredients. The exemption is effective retroactive to July 1, 2017.
Rhode Island provides an exemption for food and food ingredients. The definition of food and food ingredients includes substances, whether in liquid, concentrated, solid, frozen, dried, or dehydrated form sold for ingestion or chewing by humans and consumed for their taste or nutritional value. The law has been amended to add seeds and plants used to grow food to this definition. As a result, these seeds and plants are now exempt.