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You must be a legal resident of the state of Rhode Island in order to apply for a Rhode Island medical cannabis card and over the age of 18.
If you are under 18, or unable to access your medical cannabis, you may have a registered caregiver who can apply on their behalf. Caregivers must be over the age of 21.
As a medical cannabis patient in Rhode Island, you are permitted to possess the following:
Flower: 2.5oz on person.
Flower: 10 oz on property
Access to all three of Rhode Island’s medical marijuana dispensaries located in Providence, Warwick & Portsmouth
To apply for a medical cannabis card in Rhode Island you must first make an appointment with Canna Care Docs. We offer easy online booking at www.cannacaredocs.com or you can book by giving us a call at 866-846-2420
To prepare for your appointment you will want to collect your medical records pertaining to the qualifying condition you wish to treat with Medical Cannabis.
During your appointment, you will meet directly with a knowledgeable provider who will decide if medical cannabis is right for you. Upon a recommendation from our medical cannabis practitioners, you will receive a written certification form from your medical cannabis provider which will be mailed to you directly.
You will receive your written medical cannabis approval from Canna Care Docs in the mail.
Once you have your written approval from your Canna Care Docs practitioner you will need to register directly with the state of Rhode Island.
Download your application from the state of Rhode Island website at https://health.ri.gov/forms/registration/MedicalMarijuanaNewApplication.pdf
Send your filled in application, approval document from your Canna Care Docs provider a $50 check payable to the Rhode Island General Treasurer to Rhode Island Center for Professional Licensing Room 105A 3 Capitol Hill Providence, RI 02908
The application process takes 2-4 weeks from the date it is accepted in this office. Applications received that are incomplete will be returned to the patient and the processing time will start over. For confidentiality purposes, information regarding application status will NOT be given over the phone. Once you are approved you will receive a letter to come in for your photograph.
Once you are invited to the state offices for your photograph, you will receive your physical card which gives you immediate access to one of the three medical cannabis dispensaries in the state of Rhode Island. NOTE: This process may be done differently during COVID-19
The cost of your evaluation with Canna Care Docs in Rhode Island is $150. We offer discounts for military veterans.
The cost of your application to the State of Rhode Island is $50. There are discounts for those who receive SNAP, Medicare/Medicaid or veteran’s disability.
In order to be seen by one of Canna Care Docs practitioner, you must have a previous diagnosis of a chronic or temporary diagnosis of one or more of the qualifying conditions set by the State of Rhode Island.
A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
To apply for a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island you must provide a valid state ID, proof of residency, medical records, and a signed certification (obtained from Canna Care Docs)
Acceptable proof of residency
Yes, in order for our providers to make a medical cannabis recommendation they must be able to get a full understanding of your medical history. This allows our practitioners to make an informed recommendation for medical cannabis.
Some patients may be eligible for an MMJ Card but unable to apply for one themselves. For example, should the patient be a minor under the age of 18, or if the patient needs assistance accessing medical cannabis, a caregiver can be assigned to complete the process on their behalf.
The caregiver must be listed on the patient’s application form and comply with the following conditions:
Yes, qualifying patients may possess up to 12 plants and 12 seedlings. All cannabis must be grown and cultivated in one location. Plants must be stored indoors.
2 or more cardholders may grow medical cannabis in a residential location
Yes, Rhode Island accepts out of state medical cards to be used at a medical cannabis dispensary. Patients must bring their state medical card as well as their state issued ID (card & ID must be from the same state)