Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Law
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Other conditions are subject to approval
PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS
Two and one-half ounces
Yes, up to 12 plants and 12 seedlings. All marijuana must be cultivated in one location. Must be stored in an indoor facility.
Two or more cardholders may cooperatively cultivate marijuana in residential or non-residential locations subject to the following restrictions:
Non-residential – no more than 10 ounces of usable marijuana, 48 mature marijuana plants, and 48 seedlings.
Residential – no more than 10 ounces of useable marijuana, 24 mature marijuana plants, and 24 seedlings.
STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED
Yes, no more than nine
STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL
MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES
- R.I. Gen. Laws § 21-28.6-4(k) (2006)
- R.I. Gen. Laws § 21-28.6 (2006)
- R.I. Gen. Laws 1956, §21-28.6-3 (9) (2006)
Yes, the caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. Primary caregiver may assist no more than 5 qualifying patients with their medical use of marijuana. Patients can appoint no more than one caregiver.
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS
- Source: Rhode Island Department of Health
Yes, authorizes a patient with a debilitating medical condition, with a registry identification card (or its equivalent), to engage in the medical use of marijuana. Also authorizes a person to assist with the medical use of marijuana by a patient with a debilitating medical condition.
More helpful information can be found at Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition.
Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Law Status Law Signed: QUALIFYING CONDITIONS Alzheimer’s Disease Austism Cachexia Cancer Chronic pain Crohn’s disease