You don’t need to make an appointment. Simply sign up to fill out our online questionnaire. Your answers determine whether Rhode Island Medical Marijuana is considered a preferred treatment for you.
Those approved will receive their Rhode Island Medical Marijuana recommendation in just a few seconds. Soon afterward, within 1-3 business days, you will also get an official copy by mail. Your recommendation is postage-paid by us and uses no marijuana-related labeling.
Rhode Island is among the states that allow medical marijuana patients to cultivate their own marijuana. You can purchase seeds, growing equipment, and other growing aids and raise your own cannabis at home
Rhode Island gives medical marijuana patients the ability to name a Designated Purchaser. This person can purchase, pick up, and deliver medical marijuana products from a compassion center. This can make the process of accessing medical marijuana easier.
Rhode Island has a very low tax on marijuana products – just 4%. This tax is paid by the seller. This compares very favorably to the high tax rates in many other states, especially those that have legalized recreational marijuana.
Rhode Island has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. However, only medical marijuana patients can freely use these products without penalty. Rhode Island cannabis products are labeled and measured clearly so you know what you are getting.
If Rhode Island becomes the next state to legalize recreational cannabis, you’ll still benefit. In most cases, medical marijuana card holders have the chance to purchase a wider range of more potent marijuana products. These products may never become available recreationally.
The most challenging part about becoming a Rhode Island medical marijuana patient is getting the doctor’s recommendation. Our mmj doctors simplify the process for you. Once you have been authorized, renewing your Rhode Island medical cannabis card is easy.
Yes! Our Rhode Island medical marijuana doctors are licensed to help patients in your area. Our doctors follow all state rules for telemedicine and federal laws like HIPAA.
A medical marijuana doctor’s recommendation verifies you have a condition recognized by Rhode Island as benefiting from medical marijuana. It authorizes you to become a Rhode Island medical marijuana patient.
If you have chronic or persistent pain from a medical condition, you probably qualify to receive medical marijuana in Rhode Island. A variety of other health conditions can also qualify.
Our Rhode Island mmj doctors work around the clock to help patients like you. Once you submit your information through our website, you can receive a response in minutes.
Our website makes the process of getting a Rhode Island medical cannabis card easy. All you have to do is answer a simple medical questionnaire. Our doctors evaluate your answers quickly.
With a Rhode Island medical marijuana card, you can buy cannabis products at state licensed businesses throughout Rhode Island. These include dispensaries, compassion clubs, cannabis clubs, delivery services, and more.
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Bills to legalize marijuana have been introduced in Rhode Island every year since 2011. In February 2017, polls showed nearly 60% of Rhode Islanders favored full legalization of marijuana in Rhode Island. That would include both recreational and medical marijuana.
Rhode Island first legalized medical marijuana in 2006. It was the 11th state in the United States to implement medical marijuana. The medical marijuana law passed in a 2005 vote to a 52-13 majority in Rhode Island’s House and a 33-1 majority in the Senate. Then-Governor Don Carcieri vetoed the legislation, but the veto was overridden by large majorities.
About 18,200 people in Rhode Island use medical marijuana, and demand is increasing. Medical marijuana has proven so popular that the legislature considered legalizing recreational cannabis in 2019. As of right now, recreational cannabis is still illegal in Rhode Island. Only patients with a valid Rhode Island medical marijuana card can access cannabis products.
There were only three medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island by mid-2019, and they had sold $56 million in products during the 2019 fiscal year. That was an increase of more than 46% from 2018. The time to get your medical marijuana card in Rhode Island is now!
Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis C are the most common conditions that patients seek Rhode Island medical marijuana for. Some listed conditions allow doctors to use their discretion in deciding who should receive care. As in most states, patients with severe pain from any source can qualify.
So can patients with muscle spasms.As of right now, plans are under consideration to add six more retail-only outlets for medical marijuana patients in Rhode Island. The number of medical marijuana dispensaries will triple to none. Rhode Island medical marijuana card holders will have access to all products and services offered by these businesses.
All of the businesses that currently serve the Rhode Island medical marijuana market will also provide recreational cannabis if it is ever legalized. Rhode Island looks likely to be one of the next states to do so. Even if that happens, though, Rhode Island medical marijuana card holders will still have many benefits that others won’t.
Medical marijuana card holders are usually the first to access new cannabis products. They can keep a larger quantity of products at home and buy stronger treatments. If laws about cultivating cannabis at home change, they are likely to change only for people with a demonstrated medical need. And medical marijuana patients are often excused from paying the full marijuana tax rate.
Are you wondering if you qualify? Our team of licensed Rhode Island mmj doctors can help. Get in touch now and you could have your medical marijuana recommendation online later today.