You must be an approved medical cannabis patient to buy this medicine in Rhode Island.
Each state has its own rules and procedures for issuing medical cannabis identification cards. Here in Rhode Island, you must be a legal resident of this state to get a RI Medical Marijuana ID Card. However, non-residents can still purchase medical cannabis if they have a valid Medical Cannabis Identification Card or other approved patient documentation issued by another state. Non-residents should check their state rules and regulations for obtaining medical marijuana identification cards where they live.
How to Obtain a Rhode Island Medical Marijuana ID Card
1.) Check with your health care provider
2.) Apply for your RI Medical Marijuana ID Card
iTo get a RI Medical Marijuana ID Card, you must complete an Applicaton for Initial Registration as a Medical Marijuana Patient from the Rhode Island Department of Health. You can complete applications and renewals for patients, caregivers and authorized purchases on the Rhode Island Cannabis Licensing Portal.
No more application fees!
There are no longer fees for applications for a patient, caregiver or authorized purchaser. Any application received on or after Dec. 1, 2022, will be free to process. This applies to both NEW cards and renewals.
How long does it take to get a RI Medical Marijuana ID card?
It generally takes 5 to 10 days to process an Application for Initial Registration as a Medical Marijuana Patient, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Once approved, you will be given an appointment to have your photo taken for your RI Medical Marijuana ID Card.
NOTE: You will need to present a valid Rhode Island driver’s license or Rhode Island state identification card when you come to this appointment.
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- Other Conditions*
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- 4Hepatitis C
- 5Cachexia syndrome
- 6Severe chronic pain
- 7Severe nausea
- 9Severe muscle spasms
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- 12Autism Spectrum
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