State Laws

Rhode Island Cannabis State Laws

Who knew Rhode Island was one of the lead state’s to embrace cannabis!

Possession:

Less than 1 oz

  • Civil violation
  • $150 fine

1 oz – 1 kg

  • Misdemeanor
  • 1-Year Incarceration
  • $500 fine

Selling/Distribution:

1 – 5 kg or more

  • Felony
  • 10 Years – Life Incarceration
  • $100, 000 – $500, 000 fine

Within 300 yards of a school may result in a double penalty.

Usage of marijuana in Rhode Island

Growing/Cultivation:

Less than 1 kg – More than 5 kg

  • Felony
  • 30 Years – Life Incarceration
  • $10,000 – $500,000 fine

Medical Marijuana:

Qualifying Conditions

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Seizures
  • Other conditions are subject to approval

Patient Limits

Two and one-half ounces

Currently Pending: Rhode Island is fighting for complete legalization.

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