Though medical marijuana has been legal in the Ocean State since 2006, until 2013 locations to legally purchase cannabis in Rhode Island did not exist. At this time, the state has only approved three non-profit compassionate care centers (dispensaries) to operate. Because so few retailers exist and because out-of-state medical card holding patients are allowed to shop, these dispensaries do an extraordinary amount of volume. As attitudes surrounding cannabis evolve and legislation takes its course, we expect the number of dispensaries to grow significantly in the coming months and years. Check back here regularly to stay up on top of a newest and best places to purchase your cannabis.
Rhode Island Dispensaries that are Currently Open:
Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center’s Portsmouth dispensary supplies qualified patients with a complete variety of cannabis medicines from an array of Rhode Island’s top suppliers like OSCC, Green Med Pro, Eden, Cultivating RI, ECCC and more. They also grow some of their own strains in small craft-style batches. Many of their concentrates are produced in house as well. Bubble hash is a highlight of the menu with nearly half a dozen varieties regularly on the menu. Other concentrates like shatter, rosin and vaporizer cartridges as well as edible and topical products are available as well.
Reviews from real patients help to tell Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth’s story. Many customers cite this location as the number one dispensary in the state. Zalman I. of Providence writes in his Yelp review, “By far the best and most educational dispensary in Rhode Island. […] I drive 45 minutes each way to pick up what I need for my health and they can even answer questions.” Eric B. repeats this sentiment in his Yelp review writing, “Greenleaf is the best of the bunch (3) in Rhody. Large menu, excellent prices, different sales daily and knowledgeable staff.”
Phone: (401) 293-5987
Positive coverage from industry giant, High Times Magazine, has made summit Medical Compassion Center’s Warwick dispensary perhaps the best-known place to buy cannabis in Rhode Island. This operation will remind those who have travelled of a Colorado or California dispensary, for their simple interior design and focus on excellent product and selection.
Summit also offers some of the best value on raw cannabis in the state, with their three-tiered pricing system. The lowest tier features strains that can be purchased for under $10 a gram. Many return customers gravitate toward the middle tier strains especially Skywalker. Justin C. refers to this strain in his Yelp review stating, “This (Skywalker) is the best they have hands down.” Summit has a reputation for quality. Mathew McLaughlin writes in his Facebook review, “As far as quality, it’s leaps beyond their competitors.”
Phone: (401) 889-3990
As both the first to legally dispense cannabis in the state and the only medical marijuana operation in Providence, Rhode Island, The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center’s Providence dispensary has some high expectations to meet. They live up to their reputation with fresh flower. Because their testing is done in-house their raw cannabis is still moist when purchased unlike many other Rhode Island and Massachusetts where product sits packaged for months before it can be sold.
Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center’s Providence dispensary offers more than just cannabis. Alternative health services like Massage, Rieki and hydrotherapy help to provide patients with a fuller therapeutic experience. They’ve also made browsing and staying up to date with promotions easy with their own app, available in both the Google Play Store as well as iTunes.
Address: 1 Corliss St, Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 274-1000
Rhode Island Dispensaries that are Coming Soon:
Medici Products and Solutions’ Woonsocket dispensary is positioned to be one of the first additions to Rhode Islands existing three retail cannabis locations as the state approves six more facilities. Finally, patients in the North-West region can get their medicine without excessive commuting. This enterprise is already producing some of the states cannabis as wholesale supplier. Strains like Girl Scout Cookies, Super Silver Haze, Granddaddy Purple as well as their high CBD strains are expected to be featured.