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What Our Patients Are Saying About Us.

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    The Sanctuary Wellness Institute Reviewed by Beth D. - Medical Marijuana Card Evaluation review
    January 5 2020

    "...I will definitely recommend The Sanctuary and Dr. Ray to all my friends"

    "Dr. Ray was lovely, kind and informative. The woman at the front desk was also very kind and helpful. I had a great experience here and I will definitely recommend the sanctuary and Dr. Ray to all my friends.* "

    Rating: 5

How It Works

How to get your Rhode Island medical marijuana card

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    Call the Sanctuary to schedule a visit with a Certified Doctor

    The Sanctuary’s friendly staff are available to answer all of your questions about obtaining a medical marijuana card in Rhode Island. We’ll book your appointment with a certified marijuana doctor and explain the process to you, step-by-step.

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    Obtain a doctor’s certification that you have a qualifying medical condition

    Once you schedule an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor, they will meet with you to discuss your current symptoms, medical history, and any underlying conditions that may qualify for a medical marijuana card. They will then provide you with written certification for your application.

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    Submit an application to the Rhode Island Department of Health

    The Rhode Island DOH oversees the Medical Marijuana Program. You will need to complete an application form, submit proof of residency and your physician’s certification, and pay a $50 application fee to the DOH to obtain your cannabis card. It may take 2-4 weeks to process.

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    Visit a compassion center to obtain your medical cannabis

    After you receive your Rhode Island medical marijuana card, you can purchase medical cannabis at any of the three compassion centers located in the state. These compassion centers are located in Providence, Portsmouth, and Warwick.

About Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island


Rhode Island’s Medical Marijuana Act has provided Rhode Island patients access to medical cannabis since its passage in 2006. Rhode Island was the 11th state to legalize medical marijuana; however, recreational marijuana possession remains illegal in this state. It is important to follow the legal guidelines if you need a medical cannabis card to treat a qualifying condition.

Call (484) 346-5140 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Any medical condition or treatment that leads to:
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Chronic, debilitating, and severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Alzheimers-related agitation