How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in RI

  • STEP 1:


    Schedule 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.

  • STEP 2:


    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.

  • STEP 3:


    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 state fee and required documents listed on the state application.

  • STEP 4:


    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.

About Cannabis in Rhode Island

Receive the medical marijuana recommendation in Rhode Island by getting approved by a doctor that is licensed from the state. Once the doctor certifies you, he/she will mail your certification right to you. The next step is to register with the Rhode Island Center for Professional Licensing by sending in the following documentation:

  2. Practitioner Form (that the doctor mails you)
  3. $50 State Fee or $25 w/ Proof of Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, or Veteran’s Disability (Check or Money Order, Payable to RI General Treasurer)
  4. Proof of RI Residency (Copy of RI Driver’s License, RI State ID, Vehicle Registration, Voters Registration, Correspondence From Another State Agency w/ a Current Date, or a Current Car Insurance Bill) *Make sure your name, current address, and current date appear on the documentation you submit.

After you submit your application, you will receive a reply from the state within 14 days. They will ask you to come in and take a photo for your medical marijuana card. They will print you a medical marijuana card right then and there and as soon as you have your card in hand, you can begin visiting dispensaries in Rhode Island and start purchasing cannabis legally.

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.

How can I find a registered physician in RI?

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

How do I apply for a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island?

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.

Do I need to see the physician on video or do I just go right in person?

For Rhode Island, you’ll be seeing a doctor in person.! If you are not approved your consultation is free! We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

What if I am not approved?

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.

I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?

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

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

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.

Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?

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

Are there different kinds of medical marijuana?

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

What is the cost?

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.

Can I use medical marijuana in public?

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

Where are the dispensaries in RI? Is there a dispensary near me?

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

Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from RI dispensaries?

RI has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your RI cannabis card, you get access to: Dry Flower, Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, and Edibles

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.