Status: In Rhode Island, qualifying patients may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Compassion Center Guidelines
- Three Registered Medical Marijuana Compassion Centers in Rhode Island have been approved by the state
- A registered Rhode Island Compassion Center may acquire, possess, cultivate, manufacture, deliver, transfer, transport, supply, or dispense marijuana to registered qualifying patients and their registered primary caregivers who have designated the compassion center as one of their primary caregivers.
- Each application for a compassion center shall include:
- A non-refundable application fee paid to the department in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250);
- The proposed legal name and proposed articles of incorporation of the compassion center;
- The proposed physical address of the compassion center, if a precise address has been determined, or, if not, the general location where it would be located. This may include a second location for the cultivation of medical marijuana;
- A description of the enclosed, locked facility that would be used in the cultivation of marijuana;
- The name, address, and date of birth of each principal officer and board member of the compassion center;
- Proposed security and safety measures that shall include at least one security alarm system for each location, planned measures to deter and prevent the unauthorized entrance into areas containing marijuana and the theft of marijuana, as well as a draft, employee-instruction manual including security policies, safety and security procedures, personal safety, and crime-prevention techniques; and
- Proposed procedures to ensure accurate record keeping.
REQUIRED RHODE ISLAND MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMPASSION CENTER APPLICATION:
- Business & Operations Plan Template
- Cultivation Plan Template
- Manufacturing/Processing Plan Template
- Environmental Plan Template
- Financial Plan Template
- Fire Safety Plan Template
- Inventory Control Plan Template
- Patient Education Plan Template
- Patient Recordkeeping Plan Template
- Product Safety Plan Template
- Security Plan Template
- Staffing Plan Template
- Suitability of Proposed Plan Template
- Transportation Plan Template
RECOMMENDED RHODE ISLAND MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMPASSION CENTER APPLICATION:
The History of Rhode Island Marijuana
In January of 2006, Rhode Island legalized the possession and use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state. A registered Rhode Island compassion center may acquire, possess, cultivate, manufacture, deliver, transfer, transport, supply, or dispense marijuana to registered qualifying patients and their registered primary caregivers who have designated the compassion center as one of their primary caregivers. On April 19, 2013 Rhode Island’s first medical marijuana dispensary, The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center in Providence, opened.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Cancer or the treatment of this condition, Glaucoma or the treatment of this condition, Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or the treatment of this condition, Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or the treatment of this condition, Hepatitis C or the treatment of this condition. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia or wasting syndrome, Severe, debilitating, chronic pain, Severe nausea, Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy, Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease, Agitation related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Update: Gov. Raimondo has proposed an expansion plan for Rhode Island’s medical cannabis industry, pushing to increase the number of allowed dispensaries, or “compassion centers,” and open access to residents in neighboring states.