Debate on the Legalization of Marijuana

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:51pm -- lwhite

Join us at the Casino Theater on 10 Freebody Street on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm when the Redwood hosts a debate on the legalization of marijuana. Advocates with differing views, Jared Moffat, Director of Regulate Rhode Island and Michael C. Cerullo, Jr., LMHC, a substance abuse Adjunct Scholar with the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, will examine the issue in depth.

The debate is free and all are welcome. 



Jared Moffat is the Director of Regulate Rhode Island, a coalition of community leaders, organizations, and residents who support replacing the illegal marijuana market with a system that regulates marijuana similarly to alcohol. Jared graduated from Brown University in 2013 where he served as president of the school’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter. For nearly a decade, Jared has been a vocal advocate for ending the war on drugs and replacing punitive policies with an approach based in compassion, science, health, and human rights.  




Michael C. Cerullo, Jr., LMHC is a Licensed Psychotherapist in private practice and founding convener of What’s the Rush, RI? which advocates for evidence based marijuana policy. A former marketing executive and member of the Exeter Town Council, he was recently named Substance Abuse Adjunct Scholar at the Center for Freedom and Prosperity’s RI Family Prosperity Initiative.  He is a nationally certified instructor in Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid and also conducts continuing education workshops for the RIC Graduate School of Social Work; the RI Child Welfare Institute and the RI State Police. 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm