Rhode Island: Medical Marijuana Handbook
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2022 Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Handbook
Rhode Island has 3 bordering states consisting of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.
Medical marijuana is legal in Connecticut and is subject to a cannabis sales tax of 6.35%. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Connecticut.
Medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts , but they choose not to tax medical marijuana. There is no cannabis excise tax charged on medical marijuana in Massachusetts.
Medical marijuana is legal in New York , but they choose not to tax medical marijuana. There is, however, a 7% cannabis excise tax on all sales of medical marijuana in New York.
Medical Marijuana is illegal in so there is no tax on medical marijuana in those states.
About Rhode Island Medical Marijuana
Is medical marijuana legal in Rhode Island?
Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Rhode Island
When and how did Rhode Island legalize marijuana for medical use?
Rhode Island legalized medical marijuana in 2006. This law was passed using Senate Bill 0710 and passed with a vote of 76%. The official name for this law is the The Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act
Rhode Island Medical Marijuana possession limits
- 2.5 oz.
- 12 mature plants
- 12 seedlings
Is it legal to grow marijuana for medicinal use at home in Rhode Island?
Yes, medical marijuana patients are allowed to grow marijuana for medicinal use.
All plants must be grown in an indoor facility and not outdoors. Medical marijuana patients can grow 12 mature marijuana plants, and 12 seedlings.
Are there medical dispensaries available to patients?
Yes, as long as the patient presents the appropriate documentation for Rhode Island.
The dispensaries within the state of Rhode Island are referred to as Compassion Centers. Compassion Centers are deemed non-profit organizations, so medical marijuana is not subject to any excise, use, or sales tax
Is there a list of specific conditions for medical marijuana in Rhode Island?
- Glaucoma or the treatment of this condition
- HIV or the treatment of this condition
- AIDS or the treatment of this condition
- Hepatitis C or the treatment of this condition
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease
- Agitation related to Alzheimer's Disease
The list above, and more detailed information on it, can be found in the Rhode Island medical marijuana law
Does Rhode Island have a medical registry system or ID card?
Yes, Rhode Island keeps track of their medical marijuna patients.
The cost of a medical marijuana application in the State of Rhode Island is $50. There are discounts available for those who already receive SNAP, Medicare/Medicaid or veteran's disability.
Does Rhode Island recognize patients from other states?
Yes, Rhode Island recognizes medical marijuana patients from other states.
They must present a valid out of state medical marijuana card at one of the state's compassion centers.
Are there any age restrictions for medical marijuana in Rhode Island?
To purchase medical marijuana, you must be at least 21 years of age. However, card holders do not need to be any particular age if they have one of the qualifying conditions.