Vote Medical Marijuana Rhode Island State Grade
In 2006, lawmakers enacted a bill to allow registered patients to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis and cultivate up to 12 plants. In 2009, the Department of Health was authorized to license not-for-profit compassion centers to distribute cannabis. Patients may currently appoint up to two primary caregivers for assistance or designate a compassion center as one of the caregivers.
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View and print the Rhode Island MMJ State Report Card from our latest report: Medical Marijuana access in the U.S. A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.
While many state programs have important elements helpful to patients, no state has yet established an ideal, comprehensive program, and the recent trend of restrictive medical marijuana laws fails to meet the needs of patients. Contact your representative today!