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Recreational users


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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in RI

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When we’re back to scheduling patients in Rhode Island, you will simply book an appointment to see a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Rhode Island through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Consult with a doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.


Consult with a doctor for 15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.


Once approved, the doctor will mail you a Practitioner Form, aka your medical marijuana recommendation. You need to forward this form to the RI state office along with the required documents listed on the state application.

The state will get back to you within 14 days to come in and take a photo for your medical cannabis card. You get the card right then and there. Once your card is in hand, you can visit a dispensary and begin purchasing marijuana legally.

Rhode Island patients will need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

Medical Cannabis Savings Taxes explained and the benefits of getting your medical card in Rhode Island

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Rhode Island

13% (10% state tax and a 3% local excise tax)

Medical Marijuana Taxes in Rhode Island

7% sales tax


Estimated Savings Having a Medical Marijuana Card


About Cannabis in Rhode Island

In recent Rhode Island cannabis news, beginning December 2022, Rhode Island medical marijuana patients no longer have to pay $50 to obtain a medical card, a change that coincided with the start of recreational marijuana sales.

With only a C+ as the overall grade for its statewide medical cannabis program, according to Americans for Safe Access (ASA). Little Rhody could be offering much more to the 17,994 registered patients who depend on the state for medical relief. ASA’s grade is based on patient rights and civil protection, ease of navigation, access to medicine, and functionality. Rhode Island’s medical cannabis program became effective in 2006. Two concerns that should be addressed in 2021 are the high price of medical cannabis and the discrimination against patients who are state employees. 

While Rhode Island is working out its kinks, the C+ could turn into a B if the New England state takes some suggestions. “In 2020, the state expanded its number of licensed retailers, adding six new licenses to improve patient access,” reports ASA, a Washington-based organization. “The state also introduced proposals for state-run cannabis retail facilities in 2020, an effort proposed by a few other states in previous years that were unsuccessful due to the conflict of federal and state cannabis laws.” 

According to the Rhode Island Monthly, the Plantation State’s recreational stance on cannabis sways with political opinion. However, no matter whose point of view, numbers don’t discriminate.

“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,” reports the local news source, adding that in the last three years, 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.”

Qualifying Conditions in RI

Adult patients and patients younger than 18 must meet certain requirements for DOH approval. For minors, the patient’s parent or legal guardian must be designated as their caregiver and/or authorized purchaser.

Residents of Rhode Island who have been diagnosed with a qualifying debilitating medical condition have the right to obtain and use medical cannabis if they have received a physician’s written certification form.

Along with having a qualifying condition, a patient must also be able to prove they are a Rhode Island resident with a current state driver’s license or identification card, or any other state accepted proof of residency. Once approved, a patient must pay a $50 card registration fee, which is reduced for residents who are on  SSI, SSD, Medicaid, or U.S. Military veterans. 

Registering a Caregiver

A Rhode Island caregiver, like a patient, must be a resident of the state and able to prove they are with a current driver’s license, state identification card, or another state-approved document. The caregiver must undergo a criminal background check in order to be approved. Once designated by a patient, and approved, a caregiver can purchase medical cannabis on behalf of those they assist. Rhode Island only allows one caregiver per patient. 

Possession and Cultivation

Rhode Island possession and cultivation laws for both patients and caregivers are the same. Either can possess up to 12 mature plants if they are cultivating cannabis personally, or have up to 2.5 ounces of smokeable flower. Said plants have to be stored in an indoor facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Rhode Island to become a medical marijuana patient in Rhode Island?

Yes. You need to submit proof of residency with your application to the state.

No need to worry. We provide the Rhode Island physicians for you.

The first step is to get certified for medical marijuana treatment by a doctor. After you are approved, you’ll submit an application to the state and once you have a card in hand, you can begin purchasing marijuana legally.

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

Fill out the form at the top of this page and we can get you approved in no time!

No, you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Rhode Island medical marijuana program. And for that, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.

Yes, it does! RI now allows people with chronic pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.

There are many different strains of medical marijuana that provide different types of relief. Our registered physicians will be able to recommend different options.

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed Rhode Island practitioner registered with the state, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.

No. The medical marijuana is prohibited to be used in public places under the law.

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state of Rhode Island. You can see a list of Rhode Island dispensaries here.

RI has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. Products include dry cannabis flower, pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates and extracts, tinctures, topicals, and edibles.

Places to visit in Rhode Island After Enjoying Your Medicine

Colonial towns along the seashore are quintessential to this New England state, also famous for two major U.S. cities of Providence and Newport. While Providence reflects the past of the colonial period, Newport depicts the wealth of the early 20th century displayed in dozens of mansions. Beyond the cities, Rhode Island touts Narragansett Bay and three state beaches including Roger W. Wheeler, East Matunuck, and Scarsborough. Colt State Park in Bristol also boasts scenic landscapes on the shoreline. And if that is not enough, Block Island and Mohegan Bluffs are two awesome Rhode Island regions filled with lighthouses and coastal cliffs. Next time a trip to the dispensary is due, take a detour along the way to any of Little Rhody’s best places below.


The Rhode Island capital, and home to Brown University, Providence is where locals and visitors for some solid state history and East Coast education. Host to the Arcade, America’s first shopping mall founded in 1928, Providence also has the 40-acre Roger Williams Park Zoo, where kangaroos, giraffes, and elephants reside along with dozens of other wildlife. The four-acre Waterway Park and Riverwalk, famous for annual basin fires along the waterway, is another popular Providence spot, along with Federal Hill, a large Italian community famous for food and fun.


The Cliff Walk, Breakers, and Thames Street are three of Newport’s hottest spots for locals and visitors of all ages. If not getting some local fudge or stain blown glass on Thames Street, patrons peruse the many Newport mansions from a backyard view on the Cliff Walk. Speaking of mansions, the most notable of all, the Breakers, which was commissioned in 1893. Considered the “cream of the crop” in summer cottages, the quintessential northern Italian style mansion decked out with gold ceilings and marble, has up to 70 rooms for visitors to explore.

Block Island and Mohegan Bluffs

Whether climbing the Southeast Lighthouse or climbing the 150-foot clay cliffs of the Mohegan Trail, Block Island is where locals and visitors share some of Mother Nature’s most beautiful Atlantic Ocean scenes. Also called “Home of the Killer Donuts,” Block Island also offers a drink along the water at the Oar, notably called the Margaritaville of Rhode Island. If all that island fun was not enough, hang out with some exotic animals to end an adventurous day in the Rhode Island region.

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