18 years old and older
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Rhode Island?
Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Rhode Island, but medical marijuana is now legal for those who have a state-issued mmj card. Those with a card may purchase it from a licensed dispensary in the state in amounts up to two and a half ounces and may cultivate up to 12 plants and 12 seedlings in their homes.
Medical Cannabis Requirements
To qualify for marijuana use, patients must have one of the qualifying conditions. If you are at least 18 years old and are a resident of Rhode Island with a valid driver’s license or state ID card, you may be able to purchase marijuana to treat your chronic condition. The limit you can purchase or possess at one time is 2.5 ounces. Those who are under 18 years old or who cannot purchase medical marijuana on their own due to a disability or other issue can designate a caregiver who is 21 years or older to purchase their marijuana for them. This caregiver must get a card to legally purchase medical marijuana. A primary caregiver may only assist five or fewer patients with their medical marijuana needs.
Qualifying for Medical Marijuana Card in Rhode Island
If you meet all the requirements for medical marijuana in the state of Rhode Island, you must get an mmj card before you can legally purchase it. To do this, first speak with an approved physician either in person or via a telehealth platform such as that offered at MDBerry. Our physician will find out more about your health history and medical condition to determine if marijuana is a good treatment option for you. If they do believe it is a valid treatment, they will issue a recommendation letter.
You can then register with the state as a medical marijuana patient, pay for your card, and use it to purchase marijuana at any licensed dispensary in Rhode Island. Your card is good for one year. After this year, you must renew your card by contacting a physician to review your health history and ensure medical marijuana is still right for you.