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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana

Senate Bill 0710 was approved by the state House and state Senate but ultimately vetoed by the Governor. The veto was thankfully over-ridden by the House and Senate on January 6, 2006.

Under Senate Bill 0710 patients who suffer from one of the listed debilitating conditions may qualify to receive a medical marijuana identification card from the Rhode Island Department of Health. Possession of this card allows a qualified patient to possess and use medical marijuana in accordance with the regulations and laws set forth by state law.

Regulations Regarding Medical Marijuana Use and Possession in Rhode Island

The current law limits the amount of cannabis that can be possessed and grown to 12 mature cannabis plants or 2.5 ounces of dried usable cannabis. Primary caregivers may not possess amounts of cannabis that exceed 24 mature plants or 5 ounces of usable marijuana for qualifying patients to whom they are connected to through the states Department of Health registration process.

Patients in possession of a medical cannabis identification card from a different state within the United States will be allowed and afforded the same rights as those given to Rhode Island residents.

Rhode Island Updated Program Information

H5359 – The Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act (substituted for the original bill)

*The first dispensary, the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center opened on April 19th 2013.

Rhode Island Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Rhode Island in our definitive guide of Rhode Island's qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Rhode Island's medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Laws

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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card

Find out how to obtain a{n} Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Rhode Island's state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Rhode Island's requirements.

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Facts

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