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How to Get a RI Medical Marijuana Card

For residents of Rhode Island, where in-person appointments are required, we have streamlined the process to ensure a seamless experience for obtaining your medical marijuana card with the help of Leafy DOC:

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Schedule Your In-Person Appointment

Use our user-friendly scheduler to book a convenient time for your in-person appointment. Submit an intake form with a few personal details and a summary of your medical history.

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Face-to-Face Consultation With a Licensed Marijuana Doctor

Meet with a qualified medical professional in person. This one-on-one consultation allows the provider to thoroughly evaluate your condition and address any questions or concerns you may have.

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Get Your rhode island medical marijuanas Card

Once approved, your doctor will fill out and sign a Practitioner Written Certification Form and give the original copy back to you. You will then need to scan and upload the Form to the Rhode Island Cannabis Licensing Portal. The state will process your application for a medical marijuanas card Rhode Island, and dispensaries will be able to locate you in the system and dispense your prescription.

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We’re here to help! At Leafy DOC, we believe that access to medical cannabis is essential; we connect medical marijuana patients with a licensed medical marijuana doctor online for patient evaluations. A certified health professional is ready to help with the medical marijuana certification.

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RHODE ISLAND Marijuana Laws

  • Under current legislation, Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the state of RI
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered an illicit drug and is a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • First-time possession of marijuana up to one ounce by an individual eighteen years or older is a civil offense, punishable by a 150 USD fine, no jail time, and no criminal record.
  • Sale or cultivation of less than one kilogram is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of thirty years of prison time and a maximum fine of 100,000 USD. Cannabis concentrates fall under the same category.
  • The manufacture, sale, delivery, or possession with the intent to sell or deliver, of drug paraphernalia is punishable by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars and up to two years imprisonment.
  • Simple Possession for personal use while driving will result in a driver’s license suspension for a period of six months.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 2006: Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act were passed to legalize medical marijuana for a qualifying condition following a decades-long prohibition.
  • 2012: First offense possession of one ounce of marijuana was decriminalized per a house bill
  • 2019: Democratic Governor Raimondo signed a budget that tripled the possible compassion center number from three to nine.  
  • 2020: Gov. Raimondo signed the  “Adult Use Marijuana Act” to set policies in place for medical patients and compassion centers.
  • 2021: The Rhode Island state budget included a plan to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana. The Rhode Island Department of business regulation, the cannabis control commission, and an advisory board from the house finance committee produced the budget.
  • 2022: A ballot initiative for new legislation to allow residents to vote to legalize marijuana for adult use is currently gaining signatures and supporters.

Possession Limits in RI

  • Medical patients can possess up to two and a half ounces; recreational marijuana possession is illegal.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of the most common conditions that qualify for medical cannabis in Rhode Island: ​​

  • Cancer or the treatment of this condition
  • Glaucoma or the treatment of this condition
  • Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or the treatment of this condition
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (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

In a recent poll, 59 percent of Rhode Islanders supported the legalization of marijuana for personal use.

Marijuana is currently not legal for recreational use in the state of Rhode Island. Due to the medical program that has been established, it will be permitted for medicinal purposes only. Those who have registered with the state’s Department of Health will be allowed possession.

Yes, Medical marijuana inhalation devices are legal in the state of Rhode Island, however, smoking is not allowed in public.

Yes, up to 12 plants and 12 seedlings. All marijuana must be cultivated in one location and the grower must be registered with the state.

Yes. Rhode Island law requires all qualified patients to be registered with the state before using cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Requirements are as follows:

  • Proof that you are a Rhode Island resident
  • A Practitioner Form from your health care professional
  • RI driver’s license or RI state ID

Steps to apply:

  • Check with your doctor to see if your medical condition qualifies for an application
  • Have your doctor fill out a Practitioner Form
  • Fill out a patient application form
  • Application form, practitioner form, copy of photo ID, copy of proof of aid (if applicable), check or money order of application fee.
  • Mail your application form to register as a Medical Marijuana Patient
  • The application process takes two to four weeks

Medical cards expire one year from the date the patient completes the registration process.

Visit These RHODE ISLAND Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card


Newport, Rhode Island, is a popular tourist destination in the United States, offering a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. With its charming coastal views, world-class architecture, and picturesque landscape, Newport is ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing and fulfilling vacation experience. One of the top attractions in Newport is the iconic Newport Mansions, which are historic homes that have been preserved and transformed into museums for the public to visit. These mansions, including The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms, are examples of Gilded Age architecture and showcase the extravagant lifestyles of America’s wealthiest families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For outdoor enthusiasts, Newport offers numerous activities such as sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding in the beautiful Narragansett Bay. The Cliff Walk is also a popular destination for hiking and taking in the scenic views of the ocean and Newport’s famous mansions.

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Block Island

Block Island, Rhode Island, is a picturesque island located just 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. Known for its unspoiled natural beauty, stunning beaches, and charming New England vibe, Block Island is a popular destination for tourists seeking a relaxing and tranquil getaway. The island offers visitors plenty of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and fishing. Block Island’s most famous attraction is its beaches, known for their pristine white sands and clear blue waters. Some of the island’s most popular beaches include Crescent Beach, Mansion Beach, and Ballard’s Beach. For those interested in history and culture, Block Island offers a variety of landmarks and historical sites. The Mohegan Bluffs, located on the island’s southern end, offer visitors stunning views of the ocean and a glimpse into the island’s rich history. The Southeast Lighthouse, built in 1875, is another popular attraction and offers visitors the chance to climb to the top for panoramic views of the island.