Slater Center FAQS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I’ve never been to a cannabis dispensary before. What should I expect?
There’s no need to be nervous – we’re here for you every step of the way.
When you arrive, attendants will direct you as to where to park in our secure fenced parking lot. Inside the dispensary, there are separate areas for medical patients and recreational customers (adults 21+) to place and receive their orders.
You’ll find our dispensary is a warm, inviting place, tastefully decorated with comfortable chairs and couches, beautiful display cases and separate areas for private patient consultations. Our friendly and knowledgeable employees will help you select and purchase the cannabis flower and products that are best suited to your needs. We also have security inside and outside the building, for everyone’s safety.
Is my patient's privacy protected?
Absolutely. We abide by all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements for patient confidentiality.
Can someone else purchase medicine for me?
A designated caregiver or authorized purchaser can buy medicine for a registered patient. In fact, many patients find this a convenient way to get their medicine, especially when they are not able to come to the center.
Recreational customers are not allowed to make purchases for anyone other than themselves.
I am a medical patient. Can a family member or friend accompany me?
The State of Rhode Island also allows each registered Medical Marijuana Patient to designate one Caregiver and one Authorized Purchaser. You must complete an application for either/both within the Instructions and Application for Initial Registration as a Medical Marijuana Patient* on the Rhode Island Department of Health website.
* NOTE: You don’t need to designate a caregiver or authorized purchaser when you initially apply – you can add them at any time.
How much cannabis can I get?
Under state law, medical patients can receive no more than 2.5 ounces (70 grams) of usable cannabis or its equivalent to a qualifying patient or his/her caregiver or authorized purchaser during a 15-day period.
Recreational customers (adults 21+) are limited to one ounce per purchase.
Does the Slater Center offer any discounts?
Our medical patients receive 20% off their first orders. Patients who qualify for low-income, senior citizen and military discounts also receive 10% off all orders. We also offer daily specials and other sales for all of our patients and recreational customers. See our menu for details.
What are Slater Rewards?
Slater Rewards is our loyalty program / rewards program that allows our medical patients to earn points with every purchase. It's our way of saying thanks!
We have answers to other frequently asked questions about medical cannabis below. We also have lots more information throughout our website, including Cannabis 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis. This handy guide includes additional information about the use of cannabis, as well as detailed information about specific plants and products.
We are also happy to answer any other questions you may have. Stop by or give us a call at 401-274-1000.
Again, welcome to the Slater Center. We look forward to being your partner on your journey to wellness.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Questions about the Slater Center
Questions about the cannabis plant
Questions about cannabis consumption
Questions about becoming a patient / buying medical cannabis in Rhode Island
- How Can I Buy Medical Cannabis in Rhode Island?
- Can I Buy Medical Cannabis in Rhode Island if I Live Out of State?
- How Do I Become a Patient at the Slater Center?
- How Do I Get a Medical Cannabis ID Card?
- How Long Does It Take to Get a RI Medical Marijuana ID Card?
- What Conditions Can Be Treated with Medical Cannabis in RI?
Questions about cannabis products