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Medical Marijuana Program

Pursuant to the Act (defined below), the Department is responsible for licensing and regulatory oversight of cultivators and cooperative cultivations and oversight of medical marijuana plant tagging requirements. Effective January 1, 2017, the Department will also license and regulate Rhode Island’s compassion centers.

- Norman Birenbaum, Principal Policy & Economic Analyst

Statutory History

  • The Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, RI Gen. Laws § 21-28.6-1et seq., as amended by Article 14 of the budget, RI Public Laws 2016, ch. 142, Article 14 (the “Act”).

Statutes, Rules and Regulations

Applications for Licenses Issued by the Department

    Coming Soon

Contact Information

    Please contact the Department’s Medical Marijuana Program personnel at:
    or call (401) 462-9500.