How to Get a Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card

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:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • 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:

  1. Print out the Practitioner Written Certification form
  2. Visit with your physician (they must be licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts or Connecticut) and have them complete the form
  3. Print out and complete the Medical Marijuana Patient application form
  4. Include proof of residency (RI driver’s license or state ID, vehicle registration, voter registration, current car insurance bill)
  5. Pay the application fee by check or money order
  6. Mail the completed application and required documents to the Center for Professional Licensing


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