RI Marijuana Card
Updated on June 5, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
In order to be afforded legal protection under the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana law, as per the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the state patient registry and possess a valid state-issued identification card by submitting a medical marijuana card application to the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program (RIMMP).
A Rhode Island medical marijuana card is an identification card issued by the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH), to qualifying patients, personal caregivers, or dispensary agents. The Rhode Island medical marijuana card verifies that the patient has received a written certification from a physician, stating that he or she may benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana, as per the qualifying medical conditions outlined by the State program.
For purposes of the DOH, and law enforcement, the medical marijuana card serves to identify those patients who are exempt from Rhode Island criminal and civil penalties, for conduct pursuant to the medical use of marijuana.
Main Benefits of a Rhode Island Marijuana Card
Obtaining a Rhode Island marijuana card makes it possible for you to have legal access to medical marijuana for treating serious medical conditions. Under the Medical Marijuana Act of Rhode Island, you can now purchase, store and cultivate marijuana for medical treatment.
That’s why MarijuanaDoctors.com provides direct access to a network of qualified marijuana doctors and all the information required to obtain your marijuana ID card. With our help, patients can enjoy the benefits highlighted below.
- Access to Approved Marijuana Dispensaries — Your medical marijuana card gives you permission to walk into a state-licensed dispensary and obtain your regular dose of cannabis. As a caregiver, you can also go to an approved dispensary to obtain medical marijuana for up to five patients. Dispensaries are the best places to meet medical marijuana experts who can recommend the best strains of the medicine and the most suitable preparation for your condition.
- Possess Sufficient Supply — With your card, you can carry around the maximum amount of marijuana permitted by the state’s Medical Marijuana Act. Presently, the patient possession limit is set at two-and-a-half ounces. You may only exceed this amount if you’re a registered caregiver and you have a license to purchase and keep marijuana for your patients.
- Grow Marijuana at Home — Rhode Island is one state that allows card-carrying individuals to cultivate their own marijuana. You’re permitted to possess twelve plants and twelve seedlings in a single location. If you team up with one or more cardholders, you may cultivate 24 mature plants in a residential location or up to 48 plants in a non-residential location.
Our Doctors Are Ready to Certify You for Medical Marijuana
You can use our efficient search system to find doctors who will certify you as a patient that needs to use medical marijuana. This is essential for your application to be approved by the state Department of Health.
If you go to our Rhode Island marijuana doctors’ directory, you can easily search for doctors close to your residence either by zip code or by city. Then you can view their profile, read reviews about their quality of service and request an appointment.
Learn how to get a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island. Find out about local laws and qualifying conditions.