Integr8 Massachusetts offers Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Evaluations

As per Rhode Island state law, any physician that is licensed to diagnose and prescribe medication in the States of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut. Because of this guideline, we are very pleased that we can offer medical marijuana certifications for Rhode Island Residents. Please call us to schedule an appointment or if you have been certified in Massachusetts and would like to become certified in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Evaluations

We specialize in providing the highest quality medical marijuana consultations.  We emphasize long visits that allow us to understand your healing journey, and provide personalized treatments that get great results.  If you are ready for a new way to care for your health, then we are here to help.

Once you qualify, you will receive a Medical Marijuana Certification which allows you to legally pocess up to 2.5 ounces at any given time, grow your own cannabis (up to 12 mature plants at any given time), and purchase medical cannabis from a state 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 conditions qualify me for Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Law States that you must have a debilitation medical condition in order to be certified for medical marijuana.

  1. Per Rhode Island’s “Rules and Regulations To the Medical Marijuana Program” the Definition of “Debilitating medical condition” is:
    1. (a)  Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired

      immune deficiency syndrome, Hepatitis C, or the treatment of these conditions;

    2. (b)  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
    3. (c)  Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department pursuant to §§2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 of these Regulations.

After Qualifying at Your Evaluation

Once qualified and certified by one of our Doctors, we provide you with a Physician Certification.  This Certification will allow you to possess medical marijuana, purchase medical cannabis from a caregiver, grow your own medical cannabis, or purchase it from a state registered Compassion Center.  The rules state you are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces on your person or 12 mature marijuana plants at any given time.

To be protected under Rhode Island’s state law, you are required to have this certification and a Rhode Island state identification card when purchasing or possessing marijuana. You can obtain your state registration card through the Rhode Island Department of Health. Downloadable versions of the registration form and the state law are below.

Rhode Island Patient Registration form

rhode island medical marijuana regulations

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Why Medical Marijuana?

Cannabis Sativa, also know as marijuana, has been valued for 5,000 years as one of the most therapeutic herbs on the planet. Seventy years of marijuana prohibition have generated a plethora of biased opinions, misinformation, and unscientific public policy. Luckily, medical marijuana is making a return to the front lines of medicine, where its versatility, safety, and efficacy stand out amongst the alternatives.

Medical marijuana interacts with a person’s endocannabinoid system, a physiologic system within all people which functions to promote balance and healing at a cellular level. The endocannabinoid system is already hard at work helping you recover from injuries, coordinate your immune system, balance the brain and nervous system, and much more. Using marijuana appropriately can enhance these healing properties.

As an integrative physician, I always chose treatments that are safe, natural, and minimally invasive whenever possible. I primarily rely on herbs, supplements, and non-drug treatments like manipulation and mind-body medicine. Cannabis is a natural choice because of its impressive safety profile:

  • Side effects are mild and easily corrected by adjusting dosage, strain, and delivery system.
  • There are no lasting negative cognitive effects, even with long-term use.
  • Marijuana does not cause cancer, and in many situations can prevent and help kill cancers.
  • There is no fatal overdose. Withdrawal effects are mild.
  • It lessens people’s reliance on more harmful substances, including prescription pharmaceuticals.

I have been impressed by marijuana’s efficacy in my patients. I routinely hear that this medicine not only improves their symptoms, but helps globally to improve quality of life by improving mood, enhancing sleep, decreasing stress, and helping people feel connected to something greater than themselves. Patients routinely tell me this herb has helped them reclaim their lives from suffering and illness, while reducing their need for other medications.

Marijuana can be delivered via smoking, vaporizing, liquid tinctures, edible foods, topical salves, and more. High quality, organic medical marijuana is readily available through legal sources, including dispensaries and caregivers. Dedicated growers and breeders have discovered strains of cannabis that can fit an individual’s needs. Non-psychoactive forms of medical marijuana are also available.

We specialize in medical marijuana consultations. Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the harm of medical marijuana requires an individualized approach with education on dosage, strain, delivery systems, and the more subtle aspects of one’s relationship with this medicine plant. We warmly invite you to explore a medical marijuana consultation as part of a holistic approach to health.

 

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