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.