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Medical cannabis cooperative cultivation options are available to registered patients and caregivers who wish to operate either a residential or non-residential facility. A residential cooperative cultivation formed by two or more qualified patients and/or primary caregivers may possess no more than 24 mature cannabis plants and 24 seedlings for a total of 48 cannabis plants. Residential cooperative collectives are allowed 10 ounces of usable cannabis in addition to the aggregate total maximum of dried cannabis, edible, or concentrate equivalent that all members of the cooperative are permitted to possess.

Patients, caregivers, and authorized purchasers can obtain cannabis from a state-licensed compassion center. If patients are unable to make the transaction themselves, they may designate up to one caregiver and one authorized purchaser to deliver the medical cannabis to them. Patients, caregivers, and authorized purchasers are limited to 2.5 ounces (70.87 grams) of usable cannabis every 15 days.

Qualifying patients may designate one authorized purchaser to assist in purchasing and delivering marijuana from a compassion center or cooperative cultivator. An authorized purchaser must be at least 21 years old and must complete a background check as well. An authorized purchaser may live out of state.

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A registered caregiver must be at least 21 years old to participate in the program. Registered caregivers will be required to provide proof of residency and complete a background check. For minors, the patient’s parent or legal guardian must be designated as their caregiver and/or authorized purchaser.

No, adult-use marijuana is not legal in Rhode Island. Patients with a qualifying condition, however, can purchase and consume marijuana in the state after they have registered with the Medical Marijuana Program.

Primary caregivers may possess and cultivate medical cannabis for up to five patients at one time. A primary caregiver may possess up to 24 mature marijuana plants with valid tags, as well as 24 seedlings. Primary caregivers may also possess 2.5 oz (70.87 grams) of usable dried cannabis per patient in a single location.

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Patients are required to designate if they wish to grow their own cannabis or appoint a caregiver to grow on their behalf.

A non-residential cooperative cultivation may possess 48 mature cannabis plants, 48 seedlings, and the aggregate total number of mature plants and seedlings that each individual qualified patient and each individual primary caregiver growing at the cooperative cultivation is permitted to grow. Non-residential cooperative collectives are also allowed 10 ounces of usable cannabis in addition to the aggregate total maximum of dried usable cannabis, edible, or concentrate equivalent that all members of the cooperative are permitted to possess.

Yes, up to 12 plants and 12 seedlings. All marijuana must be cultivated in one location. Must be stored in an indoor facility.


Yes, authorizes a patient with a debilitating medical condition, with a registry identification card (or its equivalent), to engage in the medical use of marijuana. Also authorizes a person to assist with the medical use of marijuana by a patient with a debilitating medical condition.


Two or more cardholders may cooperatively cultivate marijuana in residential or non-residential locations subject to the following restrictions:

Raimondo’s proposed regulations would have blocked the six new compassion centers, approved by lawmakers last year, from growing their own cannabis. But the Mattiello-Ruggerio bill bars her administration from doing that, sending many of the 51 state-licensed cultivators into a panic.

Raimondo is expected to propose recreational legalization again this year in her budget proposal on Thursday, but Mattiello and Ruggerio have already indicated it’s essentially dead-on-arrival in the General Assembly.

Like many cultivators, Passarella said he and his four co-owners put their life savings — more than $1 million — into building the facility in Warwick. They were licensed by the state in 2017, and have been growing cannabis and selling their product to the three existing marijuana dispensaries, known as compassion centers.