Marijuana Regulatory Policy: Lessons from Western States

In Rhode Island, important public policy decisions are currently being considered regarding the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medicinal use. Before the State can seriously consider legalizing recreational marijuana, it is imperative to discuss the challenges of creating a robust regulatory framework for a new industry, the cost benefit analysis of creating a government oversight structure and enforcement of the industry, and the integration of recreational marijuana with the current medical marijuana environment.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin partnered with the Conference of Western Attorneys General and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown University to host a forum to discuss the consider the potential impact of such proposals within the state.

Panelists included:

For those unable to attend, the forum was livestreamed.