Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Evaluations
We specialize in providing the highest quality medical marijuana consultations. We provide certifications in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island.
Once you qualify in Rhode Island, you will receive a Medical Marijuana Certification which allows you to legally possess up to 2.5 ounces, grow your own cannabis, and purchase medical cannabis from a caregiver or a Registered Compassion Center. To be protected under Rhode Island’s law, you are required to have one of our certifications and a Rhode Island-issued picture identification card.
What are the qualifying conditions for Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Law States that you may be certified for one of the following conditions or symptoms:
- Cancer or the treatment of this condition
- Glaucoma or the treatment of this condition
- Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or the treatment of this condition
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or the treatment of this condition
- Hepatitis C or the treatment of this condition
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease
- Agitation related to Alzheimer’s Disease
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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program
Once qualified and certified by one of our Doctors, we will provide you with a Physicina Written Certification, and complete your application for a state issued Medical Marijuana Card. This card will allow you to possess medical marijuana, purchase medical cannabis from a caregiver or appoint a caregiver to grow for you and use a Registered Compassion Center in Rhode Island. The rules state 2.5 ounces of marijuana. Doctors may provide a patient with recommendation allowing him/her to use more than 10 ounces based on the his/her condition.
To be protected under Rhode Island’s state law, you are required to have a Rhode Island state identification card when purchasing or possessing Marijuana.
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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana State Law
This section is devoted to providing information directly from the Rhode Island State Law on Medical Marijuana Certification (The Compassionate Use of Cannabis Pilot Program)
§ 21-28.6-3 Definitions. – For the purposes of this chapter:
(1) “Cardholder” means a qualifying patient, a primary caregiver, or a principal officer, board member, employee, volunteer, or agent of a compassion center who has been issued and possesses a valid registry identification card.
(2) “Compassion center” means a not-for-profit corporation subject to the provisions of chapter 7-6, and registered under § 21-28.6-12 that acquires, possesses, cultivates, manufactures, delivers, transfers, transports, supplies or dispenses marijuana, and/or related supplies and educational materials, to registered qualifying patients and/or their registered primary caregivers who have designated it as one of their primary caregivers.
(3) “Debilitating medical condition” means:
(i) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Hepatitis C, or the treatment of these conditions;
(ii) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe, debilitating, chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to, those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease; or agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease; or
(iii) Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the department, as provided for in § 21-28.6-5.
(4) “Department” means the Rhode Island department of health or its successor agency.
(5) “Marijuana” has the meaning given that term in § 21-28-1.02(26).
(6) “Mature marijuana plant” means a marijuana plant which has flowers or buds that are readily observable by an unaided visual examination.
(7) “Medical use” means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacture, use, delivery, transfer, or transportation of marijuana or paraphernalia relating to the consumption of marijuana to alleviate a registered qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the medical condition.
(8) “Practitioner” means a person who is licensed with authority to prescribe drugs pursuant to chapter 37 of title 5 or a physician licensed with authority to prescribe drugs in Massachusetts or Connecticut.
(9) “Primary caregiver” means either a natural person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old or a compassion center. A natural person primary caregiver may assist no more than five (5) qualifying patients with their medical use of marijuana.
(10) “Qualifying patient” means a person who has been diagnosed by a practitioner as having a debilitating medical condition and is a resident of Rhode Island.
(11) “Registry identification card” means a document issued by the department that identifies a person as a registered qualifying patient, a registered primary caregiver, or a registered principal officer, board member, employee, volunteer, or agent of a compassion center.
(12) “Seedling” means a marijuana plant with no observable flowers or buds.
(13) “Unusable marijuana” means marijuana seeds, stalks, seedlings, and unusable roots.
(14) “Usable marijuana” means the dried leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant, and any mixture or preparation thereof, but does not include the seeds, stalks, and roots of the plant.
(15) “Written certification” means the qualifying patient’s medical records, and a statement signed by a practitioner, stating that in the practitioner’s professional opinion the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the qualifying patient. A written certification shall be made only in the course of a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship after the practitioner has completed a full assessment of the qualifying patient’s medical history. The written certification shall specify the qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition or conditions.
A full copy of the Rhode Island State Medical Marijuana Law can be found below.