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RI Marijuana Card

Updated on June 5, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

In order to be afforded legal protection under the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana law, as per the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the state patient registry and possess a valid state-issued identification card by submitting a medical marijuana card application to the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program (RIMMP).

Rhode Island medical marijuana card is an identification card issued by the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH), to qualifying patients, personal caregivers, or dispensary agents. The Rhode Island medical marijuana card verifies that the patient has received a written certification from a physician, stating that he or she may benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana, as per the qualifying medical conditions outlined by the State program.
For purposes of the DOH, and law enforcement, the medical marijuana card serves to identify those patients who are exempt from Rhode Island criminal and civil penalties, for conduct pursuant to the medical use of marijuana.

Main Benefits of a Rhode Island Marijuana Card

Obtaining a Rhode Island marijuana card makes it possible for you to have legal access to medical marijuana for treating serious medical conditions. Under the Medical Marijuana Act of Rhode Island, you can now purchase, store and cultivate marijuana for medical treatment.

That’s why provides direct access to a network of qualified marijuana doctors and all the information required to obtain your marijuana ID card. With our help, patients can enjoy the benefits highlighted below.

  • Access to Approved Marijuana Dispensaries — Your medical marijuana card gives you permission to walk into a state-licensed dispensary and obtain your regular dose of cannabis. As a caregiver, you can also go to an approved dispensary to obtain medical marijuana for up to five patients. Dispensaries are the best places to meet medical marijuana experts who can recommend the best strains of the medicine and the most suitable preparation for your condition.
  • Possess Sufficient Supply — With your card, you can carry around the maximum amount of marijuana permitted by the state’s Medical Marijuana Act. Presently, the patient possession limit is set at two-and-a-half ounces. You may only exceed this amount if you’re a registered caregiver and you have a license to purchase and keep marijuana for your patients.
  • Grow Marijuana at Home — Rhode Island is one state that allows card-carrying individuals to cultivate their own marijuana. You’re permitted to possess twelve plants and twelve seedlings in a single location. If you team up with one or more cardholders, you may cultivate 24 mature plants in a residential location or up to 48 plants in a non-residential location.

Our Doctors Are Ready to Certify You for Medical Marijuana

You can use our efficient search system to find doctors who will certify you as a patient that needs to use medical marijuana. This is essential for your application to be approved by the state Department of Health.

If you go to our Rhode Island marijuana doctors’ directory, you can easily search for doctors close to your residence either by zip code or by city. Then you can view their profile, read reviews about their quality of service and request an appointment.

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  • Frequently Updated Information – We offer an up-to-date resource to give you current information on new legislation in Rhode Island and we help you to easily locate the best dispensaries near you.
  • Fully Vetted Dispensaries – We provide a list of approved dispensaries and we ensure that all the dispensaries on our platform are legitimate and trustworthy. These dispensaries meet our standards of professionalism, competence and compassion.
  • Efficient Appointment Booking – You can use our platform to request an appointment with a doctor or a marijuana dispensary. After we help you get your marijuana card, we’ll connect you to the best dispensary to receive your supply of marijuana.

For additional information, browse through our Rhode Island directory or contact us now. Take advantage of the best resource on the internet to obtain your Rhode Island marijuana card.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Rhode Island

As per the Rhode Island Department of Health’s “Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act,” the following outline serves as a guide on how to register for a medical marijuana card:

  1. Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition – *Learn how to request your medical records
  2. Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement  required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Rhode Island  – *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Rhode Island
  3. Patients must be a resident of the state of Rhode Island with proof of residency. If you do not have a Rhode Island I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc is acceptable.
  4. To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
    Once certified, all patient MUST complete an application to register with the Rhode Island Patient Registry – registration in mandatory to be ensured protection under, Rhode Island’s medical marijuana law.  

  5. The Rhode Island MMP does accept out of state registry cards, but only for the conditions approved by the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act.
  6. The Rhode Island Patient Registry fee is $100 for new applications and renewals. For patients on Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the fee is $10.
  7. Submit applications to:
    Rhode Island Department of Health
    Office of Health Professions Regulation, Room 104
    3 Capitol Hill
    Providence, RI 02908-5097
    Phone: 401-222-2828
    WebsiteRhode Island Medical Marijuana Program (MMP)

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Application Forms and Instructions

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