Rhode Island Medical Marijuana State Regulations:

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Basic Information:

  • Voter Percentage: (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate)
  • Date Approved: January 3, 2006
  • Took Effect: January 3, 2006
  • Law(s): Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate)
  • Amount: >2 1/2 ounces
  • Number of Plants: 12 plants (stored indoors)
  • Reciprocity: Yes, but only for the conditions approved in Rhode Island
  • Profit: Not-For-Profit
  • Statutes: R.I. Gen. Laws § 21-28.6 (2006)


Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Brief Summary:

  • In 2009 Lawmakers enacted legislation authorizing the establishment of state-licensed not-for-profit 'compassion centers' to "acquire, possess, cultivate, manufacture, deliver, transfer, transport, supply or dispense marijuana, or related supplies and educational materials, to registered qualifying patients and their registered primary caregivers."


Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Approved Conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • severe chronic pain
  • nausea
  • seizures (persistent muscle spasms)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease

Other medical condition or its treatment as approved by the state Department of Health.


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