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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2006

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Other conditions are subject to approval

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two and one-half ounces

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, up to 12 plants and 12 seedlings. 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 24 seedlings.

Residential - no more than 10 ounces of useable marijuana, 24 mature marijuana plants, and 12 seedlings.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

Yes, no more than three

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

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)

CAREGIVERS

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.

RECIPROCITY

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

State of Rhode Island Department of Health

More helpful information can be found here: http://ripatients.org/.