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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2006

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Other conditions are subject to approval

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two and one-half ounces

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, 12 plants (Must be stored in an indoor facility.)

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

Rhode Island Department of Health
http://www.health.state.ri.us/

Application forms are available at www.health.ri.gov/hsr/mmp/index.php or by visiting room 104 at the Health Department, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence.

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



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