Open a Dispensary in Rhode Island

Summary of Marijuana Laws

The Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act was passed by the state legislature and signed into law on January 3, 2006 and went into effect immediately. The bill’s sunset clause was removed on renewal of the law in 2007. Not-for-profit compassion centers for the distribution of medical cannabis were authorized by law in 2009. It is stated that no more than three compassion centers may hold valid registration certificates at one time.