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It is legal for a patient with a Rhode Island registry ID card to use marijuana for medical purposes. Patients may also grow marijuana and appoint 2 primary caregivers for assistance.
ABOUT THE MEDICINE
There are two main types of cannabis: sativa and indica. They have distinctive differences in their effects. Do you know about THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (Cannabidiol)?
The cannabis plant originated in either central Asia, or in China. There is evidence of using cannabis as an industrial product in the form of hemp rope, as far back as 10,000 years ago in China.
Important Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation Notice:
Dear Medical Marijuana Cardholder:
You are receiving this notification on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation as a follow-up to a Department of Health letter dated January 4, 2017 which contained an overview of program changes that may affect you as a patient or primary caregiver. We would like to remind you that everyone who grows marijuana, whether a patient or a primary caregiver, must purchase plant tags from the Department of Business Regulation (DBR) and is subject to DBR rules and regulations for tag use which can be read here: http://www.dbr.ri.gov/
All plants must be tagged by April 1, 2017. If you are growing marijuana or plan to start a grow and have not yet placed an order for your tags, please do so immediately.Patients may place their order for tags here: https://rigov.wufoo.com/
State law requires all caregiver cardholders to purchase medical marijuana grow tags. Caregivers that fail to do so will be in violation of state law. Patients who use primary caregivers to provide them with medical marijuana should contact their primary caregiver to confirm that they have placed a tag order.
If you are a caregiver cardholder who does not grow marijuana for your registered patients and only provides them with medical marijuana that is purchased from compassion centers, please contact the Department of Health to change your registrationfrom a caregiver to an authorized purchaser. Authorized purchasers may purchase medical marijuana from compassion centers on behalf of their registered patient and are not permitted to grow marijuana or required to order plant tags.
If you have already placed an order with DBR you will be contacted shortly with information about when and where you may pick up your tags. If you have any questions regarding growing marijuana or plant tags, please send them to DBR.MMPCompliance@dbr.ri,