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For Medical Marijuana related inquries, please email the Department at: DBR.MMPCompliance@dbr.ri.gov
For Industrial Hemp related inquries, please email the Department at: DBR.HempCompliance@dbr.ri.gov
or call (401) 462-9630.
To order Plant Tags visit rimmptags.com
For Cannabis Related Complaints please fill out this form: Cannabis Complaint Form
and mail or hand deliver to 1511 Pontiac Ave. Bldg 68-1, Cranston, RI 02920 Attentioned to MMP.

Please Click Here To Order Medical Marijuana Plant Tags

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For assistance with the rimmptags.com website or tag orders
call (800) 432-7992 or email support@rimmptags.com

Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulation Amendments

Please be advised that the Department of Business Regulation (DBR), Office of Cannabis Regulation, has noticed its proposal to amend 230-RICR-80-05-1, “Rules and Regulations Related to the Medical Marijuana Program Administered by the Department of Business Regulation.”
The proposed amendments on the SOS Website can be viewed here: Proposed Amendments.
Link to PDF Version of Proposed Amendments
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Comment Period: November 21, 2019 - December 21, 2019.

Public Hearing: Friday, December 6, 2019, at 11:00 am
Gaige Hall, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI 02908.

Directions: Click here for google directions to Gaige Hall.
Map of Hall and Parking Lot on RIC Campus.

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Medical Marijuana Program

Program Operations

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 - Implementation Director, Policies and Programs

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

The final rules and regulations posted above reflect changes made by the Department as a result of public comment that was received from November 7, 2016 through December 7, 2016 in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act. The Concise Explanatory Statement posted above summarizes the public comment received by the Department and what, if any, action was taken by the Department. The final rules and regulations were filed with the Rhode Island Secretary Of State on December 12, 2016 and will take effect as of January 1, 2017. Upon taking effect, these final rules and regulations shall supersede the emergency regulations promulgated by the Department on October 25, 2016.


Bulletins and Notices

Applications for Licenses Issued by the Department

Approved Cultivator Applicants & Licenses


Licensed Compassion Centers


Proposed Change of Owners or Other Interest Holders – Form 2 Changes

Department approval is required prior to any proposed change of owners or other interest holders. Instructions together with required forms and information that must be completed and submitted to the Department are set forth in the attached checklist. Please contact the Department at DBR.MMPCompliance@dbr.ri.gov or (401) 462-9630 with any questions.

    Three Compassion Centers are licensed in Rhode Island:

    Name Address Phone
    Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center 1 Corliss Street, Providence, RI 02904 401-274-1000
    Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center 1637 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 401-293-5987
    Summit Medical Compassion Center Unit E2, 380 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02886 401-889-3990

    Medical Marijuana Tags

    The Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, RI Gen. Laws § 21-28.6-1 et seq., as amended by Article 14 of the budget, RI Public Laws 2016, ch. 142, Article 14 (the “Act”) requires all medical marijuana patients and caregivers who elect to grow medical marijuana to purchase a medical marijuana plant tag for each plant that they grow. Patients and caregivers have until April, 1st 2017 to have all their plants tagged in accordance with the Act. Tags are sold in sets which contain one mature plant tag and one immature plant tag. Tag fees are $25.00 per tag set. Under the Act, any patient or caregiver who receives a reduced program registration fee under Department of Health Regulations are not required to pay the $25.00 tag fee. Please consult the Medical Marijuana Plant Tag section of the Medical Marijuana Program – Final Rules and Regulations for the full list of rules and regulations for tag use.

    Beginning with the 2018 medical marijuana plant tag renewal period, patients and caregivers who grow medical marijuana may be issued tags in the form of a Medical Marijuana Plant Tag Certificate in accordance with Medical Marijuana Program Bulletin Number 2018-1 and the aforementioned Medical Marijuana Plant Tag section of the Medical Marijuana Program Final Rules and Regulations.

    Registered medical marijuana patients and caregivers please use the link below to create an account and submit a medical marijuana plant tag order.


    If you need order or website assistance please email Support@rimmptags.com or call (800) 432-7992.
    If you need administrative assistance please email DBR.MMPCompliance@dbr.ri.gov or call (401) 462-9630.

    Medical Marijuana Cooperative Cultivation Applications:

    All medical marijuana patients and caregivers currently operating residential and non-residential cooperative cultivations, as defined in the Final Rules and Regulations, must submit an application to the Department by January 1st, 2017 or they will be out of compliance with the the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, RI Gen. Laws § 21-28.6-1 et seq., as amended by Article 14 of the budget, RI Public Laws 2016, ch. 142, Article 14 (the “Act”). Medical marijuana patients and caregivers operating a residential or non-residential cooperative cultivation who have submitted an application for a Cultivator License or who have had their Cultivator License application approved must still submit an application for a cooperative cultivation license before January 1, 2017 unless their final Cultivator License has already been issued.

    Please "Save" the application document to your computer. After opening select "enable editing" to enable the editable fields in the application. After you are finished please print the application and sign on the required lines.

    Industrial Hemp

    Program Operations

    Pursuant to the Hemp Growth Act, the Department is responsible for licensing and regulatory oversight of Industrial Hemp growers and handlers.

    Norman Birenbaum - Implementation Director, Policies and Programs

    Statutory History

    • The Hemp Growth Act, RI Gen. Laws § 2-26-1, et seq.

    Statutes, Rules and Regulations

    The final rules and regulations posted above reflect changes made by the Department as a result of public comment that was received from August 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act. The final rules and regulations were filed with the Rhode Island Secretary Of State on September 19, 2018 and will take effect as of October 9, 2018.

    Applications for Licenses Issued By the Department


    Approved Hemp Licenses