Rhode Island has seven licensed marijuana dispensaries. Only five compassion centers out of the seven Rhode Island dispensaries have obtained hybrid licenses from the Office of Cannabis Regulation to sell recreational marijuana.
Rhode Island marijuana dispensaries often open between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Some dispensaries open at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. Each licensed compassion center has a website listing its operating hours.
The closing hours of Rhode Island marijuana dispensaries vary depending on the day of the week. Most dispensaries close between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, while others close at 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Dispensaries providing drive-thru services close at 5:30 p.m. daily. Marijuana consumers can find the exact operating hours of Rhode Island cannabis dispensaries nearby on their websites.
Yes. Rhode Island marijuana dispensaries offer different types of delivery services, including home delivery and curbside or ‘drive-thru’ pickups. However, cannabis delivery services are currently exclusive to only patients and caregivers registered under the Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program.
No. Shipping cannabis out of Rhode Island violates federal laws. Currently, marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Transporting such substances across state lines is a federal offense.
There are recreational marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island. Licensed compassion centers with DBR Hybrid Licensing began selling cannabis to non-patients after recreational marijuana became legal in 2022.
When visiting Rhode Island recreational marijuana dispensaries, adults aged 21 or older must bring valid government-issued IDs. Acceptable IDs include driver’s license, state-issued ID, and military/veteran ID. It is important to bring sufficient cash or debit cards since dispensaries do not accept credit cards.
Patients, caregivers, and authorized purchasers in Rhode Island must bring the following to licensed compassion centers near them:
Patients with debilitating medical conditions must visit Rhode Island medical dispensaries with their medical marijuana cards. Caregivers and authorized purchasers must also present their active medical marijuana cards to purchase marijuana. Note that licensed compassion centers with hybrid retail licenses also allow non-patients aged 21 or older on their premises.
Yes. The Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Act allows registered patients aged 18 or older to enter medical cannabis dispensaries, provided they have state-issued medical marijuana cards.
Rhode Island residents aged 21 or older and registered patients can visit different DBR-licensed dispensaries in a day.
No. Licensed dispensaries in Rhode Island accept only cash and may provide ATMs on-site for buyers with debit cards. The federal ban on marijuana makes it impossible for dispensaries to take credit card payments.
No, health insurance does not cover the cost of medical marijuana purchases from Rhode Island compassion centers. Generally, insurance companies do not provide coverage for medical cannabis because it is still classified as a Schedule I controlled substance at the federal level.
Yes. The Office of Cannabis Regulation mandates all Rhode Island dispensaries to track all marijuana sales using METRC.