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Before you look for a dispensary in Providence, R.I., it’s important to figure out where and how to get your medicine. This process can be intimidating, but we can educate you about the basics to make it less stressful.
Rhode Island offers a simple application process to make your life easier — just get permission from a doctor and register with the state. Any doctor you have an ongoing relationship with can approve you for MMJ if you have an eligible condition recognized by Rhode Island law. If you’re a minor, ask your parent or guardian to become your official caregiver so they can handle your medicine for you.
Since there are only a few dispensaries in Rhode Island that the state keeps an eye on for safety and quality reasons, you can buy all types of medicine, as long as you keep under five ounces on you at a time.
Some of the most common medicinal items you can get are:
If you’re curious about the uses and effects of each kind of weed medicine, check out this guide.
As of 2017, there are three nonprofit dispensaries in Rhode Island that are referred to as compassion centers. We have all of them listed in our database.
For a medical marijuana recommendation, check out our listing of doctors serving the Providence, RI area.