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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Providence Marriott
1 Orms Street, Providence, RI

Program Description

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.

Target Audience

Healthcare Professionals, Business Leaders, Educators, Legislators, Public Officials, Public Policy Leaders, Public Safety Officials and others interested in learning about these issues.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should:

        1. Describe health risks and benefits of marijuana use including effects of marijuana on brain development & co-morbidities related to adolescent and adult marijuana use
        2. Realize the responsibility of society in educating youth about the hazards of substance use and giving them the tools to make good decisions
        3. Identify impacts of the proposed legislation on the justice system, public safety and civil liberties
        4. Describe how the State’s marijuana market will be regulated under the proposed bill
        5. Understand the amount of revenue that is expected and how the funds will be appropriated to benefit Rhode Islanders
              CME Accreditation

              The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

              Credit Designations

              Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical Schoolof Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

              Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 4.0 hours.

              Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 4 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

              Social Workers: This activity has been approved by the NASW, RIfor 4.0 CEs, Authorization #:RI-5972, valid until 4/30/15.

              Licensed Mental Health Counselors: CEU hours have been approved for up to 4 hours through the RI Mental Health Counselors Association.

              Registration Information - Register Online

              Register On or Before April 10, 2015: $75.00
              Register After April 10, 2015: $95.00
              Seating is limited, register early! 

              Cancellation Policy

              Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than April 14th. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. (No refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.