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Medical Marijuana Telehealth in Newport, Rhode Island

Leafwell MD is based in Providence, RI, but this doesn’t mean you can’t get your medical marijuana certificate and MMJ card from us here at Leafwell. You can speak to a Rhode Island-qualified physician online and have a consultation via our own telehealth platform.


Newport is a city set on Aquidneck Island in the New England state of Rhode Island. Its yacht-filled harbor hosted the America’s Cup, a renowned annual sailing regatta, for many years.


Rhode Island has a connection with tennis, and has the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. There are also two particularly opulent mansions in the Marble House and The Breakers. The Cliff Walk also has a mansion, and is a popular walking trail. Ballard Park and Brenton Point State Park are also well-know trails in Newport.


“In the last six years, the number of card-holding medical marijuana patients in Rhode Island has more than tripled from 4,849 in 2013 to 17,891 in 2019. That does not take into account out-of-state cardholders, who, in June 2018, were permitted under a new interstate reciprocity law to buy cannabis at Rhode Island dispensaries. And, for the last three years, the dispensaries shattered sales records. In fiscal 2019, they sold $56 million worth of marijuana, a 46.6 percent increase over fiscal 2018, when they did $38.2 million in business — up more than a third from fiscal 2017’s $28.2 million.”


There are also a lot of people who defend their home growing rights vigorously and fight off bills that would make home growing altogether.


“Anyone wishing to establish a medical marijuana dispensary in the city — or a recreational marijuana retail business if legalized in the state — can set up shop anyplace in the city where other retail shops are allowed.

That’s according to Guy Weston, the city’s zoning officer, who said a marijuana shop would be handled like any other retail business under the city’s zoning ordinance. The dispensary or shop would be allowed by right in all the city’s business districts as well as in commercial and industrial districts, he said.”