The Rhode Island Department of Health offers Medical Marijuana Patient registration.
Who Can Qualify?
To be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island you must be a resident and 18 years of age or older, or have a parent/guardian apply as a caregiver. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- HIV positive or AIDS
- Hepatitis C
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including those caused by epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those caused by MS or Crohn’s disease
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
How Much Does it Cost?
There is a $50 application fee. Patients enrolled in Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, Federal Railroad Disability, or Veterans’ Disability may be eligible for a reduced application fee of $25.
How Do I Apply?
Follow these steps to apply for a Rhode Island medical marijuana card:
- Print out the Practitioner Written Certification form
- Visit with your physician (they must be licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts or Connecticut) and have them complete the form
- Print out and complete the Medical Marijuana Patient application form
- Include proof of residency (RI driver’s license or state ID, vehicle registration, voter registration, current car insurance bill)
- Pay the application fee by check or money order
- Mail the completed application and required documents to the Center for Professional Licensing