Training & Events

A Public Forum On The Marijuana Regulation, Control & Taxation Act

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering the Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act, which will regulate rather than prohibit marijuana use by adults. Use of marijuana for recreation has been approved in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia while the debate is gaining momentum throughout the rest of the United States. The goal of this forum is to provide the Rhode Island community a platform for a thoughtful discussion regarding the issues surrounding marijuana legalization and to encourage further discussions among public stakeholders and the general public. Both proponents and opponents will present research and data so as to raise awareness while educating and dispelling myths on: health impacts, social justice, public safety impacts, taxation, revenue, and regulatory and social costs resulting from legalization. At the end of each session, audience members will have the opportunity to engage presenters in a moderated question and answer session.