Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions in Rhode Island

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Residents of Rhode Island who are at least 18 years of age may now be able to treat their chronic mental or physical health conditions such as cancer, chronic pain, or glaucoma with medical marijuana. Marijuana has been proven to effectively treat a variety of conditions with fewer side effects and danger of addiction than other prescription drugs. If you have one of the qualifying conditions, here’s the information you need to purchase medical cannabis in the state. 

How to Get Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island 

To legally buy medical marijuana in Rhode Island or to legally grow your own marijuana, you must obtain an mmj card from the state. To do this, you must be 18 years of age or older and be able to verify your citizenship with a driver’s license or state-issued ID card. If you are a caregiver for an individual under 18 or one who cannot purchase his or her own cannabis, you can buy medical marijuana if you are 21 years or older and qualify for an ID card. 

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, you must have one of the following qualifying conditions to get an mmj card. In some special circumstances, other conditions will qualify, but these are at the discretion of the state.

Qualifying Conditions

Currently Non-Qualifying

Obtaining Your Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card 

If you feel you qualify for a medical marijuana card, your next step is to contact an approved physician in person or via a telehealth platform like the one offered at MDBerry. The physician will examine your health history and ask questions about your current condition. If he or she feels that medical marijuana is a good treatment option for you, a letter of recommendation will be issued. You can use this to register as a medical marijuana patient with the state, pay a fee, and receive your card in the mail. Your card is good for 12 months and you can use it to buy cannabis at any licensed dispensary in Rhode Island. After 12 months, you will have to renew your card through the same method.


When you use MDBerry for your medical marijuana card needs, you will know that your card is valid and that you will get all the information you need to begin your medical marijuana treatment journey. If you’re ready to start, get in touch with one of our knowledgeable physicians today to see if medical marijuana can improve your health and overall well-being. 

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