Get a marijuana card in Rhode Island

Check cannabis laws in RI and your qualifying conditions with Heally services. Apply for the MMJ medical card in Rhode Island in 15 minutes. Schedule a consultation with licensed doctors via our HIPAA-compliant telehealth services. It is easy to get a cannabis card in RI: register with Heally, and get your MMJ certification.

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How to get a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island?

You can connect to marijuana doctors from 8 AM to 10 PM every day. Schedule a consultation at a convenient time. Heally makes it easy to get an MMJ card in RI in 15 minutes with a 4-step registration process. See the step-by-step instructions below on how to get a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island.

  • Review Qualifying Conditions

    The first thing you'll need to do is review the qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island. It might be multiple sclerosis, HIV\AIDS, cancer, or any other from the list. To discover what conditions are considered qualifying, search for further information on our site or book an appointment to receive a personal consultation on your case.
  • Register with Heally

    Fill out our quick intake form to get started with the RI medical card process. Create a personal account, add needed information, and receive the possibility to book an appointment in any suitable time gap for you.
  • Visit with a Medical Marijuana Doctor

    Book your appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor. You can do this instantly or schedule one at your convenience. The doctor will review your current medical conditions and explain your options, which will suit you best.
  • Receive Your Medical Marijuana Card in RI

    Your appointment will generally be about 15 minutes.

Once you have registered with Heally and approved by the doctor, you must log in to your Rhode Island Medical Marijuana registry. Your RI medical marijuana card is valid for 52 weeks.

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Qualifying conditions for getting an MMJ card in Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island allows its residents to use marijuana if they have a debilitating medical condition. To get approved for medical marijuana, a licensed physician must certify that marijuana can ease your symptoms and that its potential benefits outweigh the risks. Below are approved health conditions that qualify you for a Rhode Island medical card in 2023:

Renew your MMJ card in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, medical marijuana cards must be renewed every year. In most cases, patients will get a renewal notice in the mail before their card expires. The patient must submit a new application and the related fee if their card has expired. The cost of renewing an MMJ card in Rhode Island is currently $50.

Patients must first make an appointment with a qualified healthcare provider who is listed with the Medical Marijuana Program of the Rhode Island Department of Health in order to renew their MMJ cards. The patient's medical marijuana eligibility must still be verified by the patient's healthcare provider.

The Rhode Island Department of Health will require the patient to submit the renewal application and fee after the healthcare provider certifies the patient's condition. The application can be completed online, by mail, or in person.

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Medical marijuana card for minors in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, minors under the age of 18 can obtain a medical marijuana card. However, a custodial parent or legal guardian who is responsible for healthcare decisions must apply on the minor's behalf. Furthermore, the parent or legal guardian must agree to serve as the minor patient's designated caregiver, controlling the acquisition, dosage, and frequency of use of the patient’s medical cannabis

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Register a caregiver with Heally in RI

In Rhode Island, individuals with a medical marijuana card have the option to designate one caregiver to assist them in getting cannabis products.
Caregivers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Reside in Rhode Island and provide documentation such as a Rhode Island driver's license, state ID, correspondence from another state agency, current vehicle registration, car insurance bill, or voter registration as proof of residency.
  • Pay the caregiver application fee, which is non-refundable. The fee is $100, or $25 if you submit proof along with your application that you receive benefits such as Medicaid, veterans' disability, federal railroad disability, SSI, or SSDI.
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Marijuana laws in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, marijuana is acceptable for medical purposes. Patients with specific medical conditions who have been approved by a qualified healthcare provider may get a medical marijuana card, which entitles holders to get cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries. Qualifying conditions include cancer, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among others.

Getting a medical card in Rhode Island is not difficult, but it does require a visit to a licensed healthcare provider, who must certify that the patient has a qualifying condition. Patients must also submit an application and pay a $50 fee to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

When a patient has a medical marijuana card, they can consume marijuana from state-approved dispensaries. Patients are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis at a time. Cannabis use, however, is strictly prohibited in public and is only permitted on private property. Also, it's illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.

Because the medical marijuana card is not recognized in other states, patients are unable to possess cannabis outside of Rhode Island.

Flowers, edibles, and concentrates are just a few of the different ways that medical cannabis can be consumed. Patients are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis at a time. However, cannabis use is restricted to private property, it's illegal to consume it in public.

How does Heally help you get a marijuana card in Rhode Island?

For evaluations and certifications for medical marijuana cards, Heally is a telemedicine platform that links patients with authorized healthcare professionals. Heally is an authorized resource in Rhode Island for obtaining a medical marijuana card.

Renewing a medical card in Rhode Island can also be done through Heally's services. However, it's important to note that the Rhode Island medical marijuana card is not recognized in other states, so patients cannot use it to possess cannabis while out of state.

Heally provides patients in Rhode Island with a simple and convenient way to get a medical marijuana card.

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6 Reasons to Choose Heally to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in RI


The platform makes it easy and convenient for patients to get their medical marijuana card.

Access to Licensed Healthcare Providers

Heally connects patients with licensed healthcare providers who are registered with the Rhode Island Department of Health's Medical Marijuana Program. This guarantees that clients get a legitimate assessment and certification for their medical marijuana card.

Easy Renewal Process

In Rhode Island, Heally also provides a simple procedure for renewing a medical marijuana card. Patients can easily schedule an appointment and renew their card through the Heally platform.


Heally respects the privacy of its patients and ensures that all personal information is kept confidential. Patients can feel comfortable and secure during the evaluation and certification process.


Heally offers competitive pricing for its medical marijuana card services, making it an affordable option for patients.


Heally provides support and guidance throughout the entire process, from scheduling an appointment to submitting the application. Patients can contact Heally's customer service team with any questions or concerns.

Cannabis types in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, cannabis is available in a variety of forms, including flowers, edibles, concentrates, and topicals.

Flowers, also known as buds or nugs, are the most common form of cannabis. They are the dried and cured flowers of the cannabis plant and can be consumed by smoking or vaporizing. Flowers come in a wide range of strains, each with its own unique set of effects, flavors, and aromas.

Products made with cannabis that can be consumed to have medicinal effects are known as edibles. They come in a variety of forms, such as gummies, chocolate, cookies, and more. They are a popular alternative to smoking or vaporizing, as they offer a smoke-free consumption method.

Cannabis concentrates are cannabis products from which the plant material has been removed, leaving a highly potent extract behind. These include products like shatter, wax, and oil that can be vaporized or dabbed. They are known for their high levels of THC but also for a more potent and fast-acting effect.

Topicals are cannabis-infused creams, oils, and lotions that can be rubbed directly onto the skin to provide localized pain relief. They are a popular option for patients who want to avoid the psychoactive effects of cannabis because they are non-psychoactive and do not enter the bloodstream.

All these different forms of cannabis can be found in state-licensed dispensaries in Rhode Island, where they are sold to patients with a valid medical marijuana card.

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We are here to guide you through all registration steps so you’ll get your cannabis card in Rhode Island fast and easy. Register with Heally and get a personal consultation on how to get an MMIC card in Rhode Island.

FAQ for medical marijuana cards and marijuana laws in Rhode Island

How to apply for a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island online?

To apply for a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island online, visit the Rhode Island Department of Health website and complete the application form. You will also need to schedule an appointment with a licensed healthcare provider in person and pay a $50 fee.

Does Rhode Island accept out-of-state MMJ cards?

Rhode Island does not accept out-of-state MMJ cards. Patients who wish to use medical cannabis in Rhode Island must obtain a medical marijuana card from the state.

What are Rhode Island marijuana laws?

Rhode Island's cannabis laws allow for the use of medical cannabis for patients with certain medical conditions who have been certified by a licensed healthcare provider.

What is the price of a cannabis card in Rhode Island

The price of a cannabis card in Rhode Island is currently $50.

How to qualify for a marijuana card in Rhode Island?

To qualify for a marijuana card in Rhode Island, you must have a qualifying medical condition and be certified by a licensed healthcare provider. A list of qualifying conditions can be found on the Rhode Island Department of Health website.

How to renew a cannabis card in Rhode Island?

To renew a cannabis card in Rhode Island, you must schedule an appointment with a licensed healthcare provider, who will certify that you still have a qualifying condition. You will then need to submit a renewal application and fee to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Is cannabis legal in Rhode Island?

Cannabis is legal for medical use in Rhode Island.

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This information was reviewed by Dr. Krasne

Dr. Benjamin Krasne is a board-certified anesthesiologist. After attending the University of Florida, Dr. Ben matriculated to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Krasne completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2017. Since graduating residency Dr. Krasne has worked throughout the United States as a traveling anesthesiologist while providing remote driven out-patient clinical services as well.

Last update: 06/28/2023
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