Rhode Island Dispensaries
Posted on November 9th, 2020 to Education
Are you looking for a Rhode Island Dispensary?
We’ve got some helpful tips & suggestions if you find yourself searching for a marijuana dispensary in R.I.
Are there dispensaries in Rhode Island?
Yes! There are several medical dispensaries operating in Rhode Island, including:
- Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center (Portsmouth, RI)
- Summit Medical Compassion Center (Warwick, RI)
- Thomas C. Slater Center (Providence)
However, in order to legally purchase cannabis from one of these dispensaries, you need a medical card. And you can only receive a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island if you have a debilitating disease or medical condition that is on the state’s approved list. This is includes conditions like cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, and more.
Is weed legal in Rhode Island?
Yes, but only for medical use. The recreational use of cannabis is not yet legal in RI. However, possession of cannabis is decriminalized in the state of Rhode Island. So – what that means is that you won’t get prison time if you’re caught with pot. And small, first-time possession charges won’t land you with a criminal record in Rhode Island. Which is great – but you still can’t legally buy pot in the state.
What if I’m looking for a recreational dispensary in RI?
Come to Massachusetts! Visit our dispensary in Kingston, MA. Lucky for you, our recreational dispensary is only about a 45 minute drive from the Rhode Island border. That makes Elevated Roots one of the closest MA dispensaries to Rhode Island.
Can Rhode Islanders purchase from a Massachusetts recreational dispensary legally?
Yes, Rhode Island residents are allowed to purchase cannabis legally from a recreational dispensary in Massachusetts. As long as you follow the protocols below, you will have no issues!
First Time Visiting a Recreational Dispensary?
If you’re planning on visiting us for the first time from Rhode Island, we’re excited to have you! But there’s a few things you should definitely keep in mind in order to be prepared to have the best dispensary experience possible.
Things to know before you visit a dispensary in MA:
- Make sure you bring a valid from of government identification.
- Wear a mask! They’re required by the state due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
- You can order in store at the counter or order online.
- We happily accept both debit cards AND cash for your convenience.
- We DO NOT currently accept credit cards.
We can’t wait to see you!