Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Regulating Marijuana in Rhode Island: A Public Health and Safety Approach”
List Art Building, Room 120
64 College Street,
Providence, RI 02912
A timely community discussion about the future of marijuana policy in Rhode Island. Four states have now adopted policies to treat marijuana more like alcohol, and several other states are expected to vote on similar ballot initiatives in 2016. Polls show that a majority of Rhode Island residents support regulating and taxing marijuana. Lawmakers in our state have introduced and studied a serious proposal to establish a system of licenses, taxes, and oversights to allow adults 21 and older to purchase small amounts of marijuana from regulated businesses. It is crucial that we open up a public conversation and promote dialogue on this important issue facing our state and our nation.
Confirmed speakers and panelists for the event include:
o Elizabeth A. Comery, JD, retired attorney and former Providence police officer
o Dr. David C. Lewis, MD, founder of Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
o Michelle McKenzie, MPH, public health researcher and advocate for people in recovery from substance dependence
o Joshua Miller, Rhode Island State Senator, Cranston
o Pat Oglesby, JD, MBA, former Chief Tax Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee
o Mason Tvert, Director of Communications at Marijuana Policy Project and co-director of the 2012 Amendment 64 campaign in Colorado
o James Vincent, President of NAACP - Providence Branch
if you have any questions about the event, please email Jared Moffat at info@RegulateRI.com