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Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Rhode Island

Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

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  1. Step 1 in the process of medical marijuana qualification

    Register online and see a Rhode Island licensed physician online.

  2. Step 2 - get a rec

    Get approved and download your medical certificate.

  3. Step 3 for Getting a Medical Card

    Send your application and doctor's certificate to Rhode Island's DOH by US Mail. i

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    Receive your Rhode Island medical marijuana card in 2-4 weeks.

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cachexia, or Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer or the treatment of cancer, inc. side-effects of chemotherapy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS or the treatment of these conditions
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Certificate and Card Cost?

Medical marijuana certificate on its own = $149 at

State application fee = $50, or $25 for those in receipt of SNAP, Medicaid/Medicare or Veteran’s Disability.

Renewal fee = $149

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cachexia, or Wasting Syndrome
Cancer or the treatment of cancer, inc. side-effects of chemotherapy
Crohn’s Disease
Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
HIV/AIDS or the treatment of these conditions
Hepatitis C
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
Severe Nausea
Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms

Can I apply for my Medical Marijuana Card online in Rhode Island?

Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Rhode Island. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Rhode Island.

How does the online evaluation process work for getting a Medical Marijuana certificate Letter/Medical Certificate in Rhode Island?

There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Rhode Island to obtain your medical marijuana card:

1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.

2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.

3. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of your certificate letter via email. Send your application form and doctor’s certificate to Rhode Island’s DOH by US Mail – emails and faxes are not accepted.

What documents do I need to show the Leafwell doctor during my online evaluation in Rhode Island?

Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:

– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)

How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Rhode Island?

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Rhode Island. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.

Can I get an MMJ Card for my child in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. Medical marijuana has been proven to be effective for many conditions suffered by children.

The Leafwell providers understand this and frequently work with parents to help them get their children the medical care they need.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Rhode Island?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Rhode Island can have a caregiver. A primary caregiver must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of Rhode Island. A primary caregiver can assist no more than five patients with their use of medical marijuana. Patients are limited to one caregiver.

To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:

  1. Get Designated. Work with the patient to determine who is/are the most appropriate caregiver(s). Note that caregiver information is always provided by the patient. The application includes information on required background checks and application fees for caregivers. Click here for more information.
  2. Application form and certification form is filled out, Caregiver is designated.
  3. Once approved, patient and caregiver will be sent a medical marijuana identification card.

Patients must indicate on their application whether they plan to grow medical marijuana plants for themselves. Patients who will grow marijuana and all primary caregivers must register their grow location with the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Everyone who grows marijuana, whether a patient or primary caregiver, must purchase plant tags from the Department of Business Regulation and is subject to their rules and regulations for tag use.

Can I renew my Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card online?

Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy.

If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.

How often do I need to renew my Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card?

Rhode Island medical marijuana certificates are valid for one year. When you use Leafwell to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your card is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.

How much cannabis can I possess in Rhode Island with an MMJ Card?

In Rhode Island, you can possess the following amounts with a valid MMJ Card:

– Possession Limit (Flower): Up to 2.5 oz. on-person.

– Possession Limit (Flower): Up to 10 ounces on one’s own property, residential or non-residential.

– Possession Limit (Concentrate): 1 gram concentrate = 3.3 grams flower.

This suggests a possession limit of just over 1 oz. of concentrate.

How do I buy medical cannabis in Rhode Island?

If you have a medical marijuana card, you can buy cannabis in Rhode Island at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service.

Also, you can grow your own cannabis – up to 12 plants per person.

Is a Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card valid in other states?

Some states accept out-of-state Medical Marijuana Cards. This is called reciprocity. The following states accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards:

– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– Colorado ^
– Hawaii *
– Maine
– Massachusetts
– Michigan
– Nevada
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.

States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.

States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state cards.

Will I be added to a public database once I have my Medical Marijuana Card in Rhode Island?

Yes, registry to the Rhode Island Department of Health’s medical marijuana program is mandatory for medical cannabis patients. However, the database is not accessible to the general public.

What are the medical marijuana laws in Rhode Island?

Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in Rhode Island:

2005 – After much legal wrangling, Senate Bill 0710 (SB 0710) is passed through. It becomes known as the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act.

2007 – SB 791 is passed, removing the repeal date for the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Act and expand the definition of a primary caregiver.

2009 – H5359 is passed and includes instructions for the sale, creation, administration and regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries.

2013 – The first compassion center (aka medical marijuana dispensary) is opened.

Does Leafwell work with medical marijuana doctors in Rhode Island?

Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within Rhode Island and experienced medical marijuana doctors.

We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the value of medical cannabis and can help people interested in trying medical marijuana and providing medical support and guidance.

Can I grow marijuana in Rhode Island with an MMJ Card?

Yes, a Medical Marijuana patient or their caregiver can grow up to twelve mature plants or 12 seedlings plants.

Two or more cardholders may cooperatively cultivate marijuana in residential or non-residential locations subject to the following restrictions:

– Non-residential – no more than 10 ounces of usable marijuana, 48 mature marijuana plants, and 48 seedlings.

– Residential – no more than 10 ounces of usable marijuana, 24 mature marijuana plants, and 24 seedlings.

Leafwell Medical Marijuana Doctor & MMJ Clinic, Rhode Island

Please note that, due to differences in opening hours and COVID-19 restrictions, you may not be able to visit a medical marijuana doctor in-person or use one of our kiosks connecting you to a physician online. The simplest, safest and easiest way to get certified for medical marijuana and get a medical cannabis card is by doing it online. With Leafwell, you can speak to a doctor anywhere you are in Rhode Island, 7 days a week, 7 am to 7 pm.

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