Rhode Island’s medical cannabis program may be extremely small compared to others in the nation, but it’s showing signs of growth. Rhode Island’s legislature passed the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, also known as S0710, in June 2005. The bill was vetoed immediately by Gov. Donald Carcieri. On January 3, 2006, the House overrode Gov. Carcieri’s veto. In 2009, the state became the 11th state to legalize medical cannabis. S0710 instituted the Rhode Island Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program to oversee patient, caregiver, and authorizer purchaser applications. If you’re interested in registering for Rhode […]

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