Medical cannabis is legal. However, the use of recreational weed is still illegal. In November 2016, the Marijuana Regulation, Control, & Taxation Act, up for vote, legalized recreational cannabis for adults who are 21 years and older. The Act regulates and taxes weed just like alcohol.
Can a non-resident of Rhode Island get a Medical Card?
No, you can’t get a medical cannabis card if you aren’t a resident of Rhode Island. However, dispensaries in Rhode Island will honor patients with out-of-state medical cannabis cards.
Where can I buy it?
Once you have a medical cannabis card, you can visit one of the state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries.
Qualifications to purchase marijuana in cannabis shops
As at January 2016, you need a medical card, which can be gotten from certain doctors in the state. In Rhode Island, a medical card can also be used from another state.
After November 2016, since the Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act was passed, you just need a valid form of government-issued ID proving that you’re above age 21.
What types of cannabis are sold in the stores?
You’ll see various kinds of flower strains which are categorized by their strains, from strong Sativas to strong Indicas and everything in between. Every strain has its unique effect, so ensure to ask the budtender to assist in choosing a suitable weed strain for you. Indicas are well known for their sedative effects and full body highs while Strong Sativas strains are well known for their energizing, general uplifting, and head high effects.
What size of weed can one possess?
Each weed patient is allowed to possess a maximum of 2.5 ounces of weed and a maximum of 12 plants and 12 seedlings.
Types of Weed that will be sold in the Dispensaries
You’ll see many different flower strains that are categorized by their strains ranging from strong Sativas to strong Indicas and everything in between. Every strain has its own distinct effect, so ensure to ask the budtender to assist in choosing the best cannabis for you. Strong Sativas strains are well known for their energizing, high head effects, and general uplifting while Indicas are well known for their sedative effects and full body highs.
Also, dispensaries will sell other various types of weed products, such as:
- Transdermal Products (Topical): these are massage oils, lotions, creams and such infused with weed. These products aren’t psychoactive and won’t get you high.
- Edibles: Weed infused foods, drinks, or candies. Warning: They can be really powerful! Ensure that the serving size is checked before enjoying and note that the effects may take up to 1 hour before it starts to hit.
- Seeds: these are seeds which can be used to grow your own cannabis plants. Stores will have numerous different strains of Sativas and Indicas.
- Clones: healthy seedlings which are ready to grow.
Every cannabis and cannabis products that is bought in Rhode Island must be consumed in the state. Carrying weed across state borders violates the federal law.