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What marijuana/cannabis businesses can you start in Rhode Island?

Governor Lincoln Chafee, signed the SB2555 law that authorizes the establishment of 'medical marijuana centers' across the state. According to their laws, state health regulators will issue licenses for three non-profit compassion centers to grow and sell legal marijuana within Rhode Island.

After months of tenuous medical marijuana application review, The Department of Health awarded the licenses to Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, Summit Medical Compassion Center in Warwick, and The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center off Smithfield Avenue in Providence.

Governor Lincoln Chafee
Governor Lincoln Chafee

Currently, they are not accepting new applications.

When the state reopens the program, they'll have provisions for:

What can you do right now?

To get ahead and be prepared for when the state will opens its program for licensing marijuana businesses, you should:

  • Draft a marijuana company business plan to understand costs associated with setting up a marijuana business, as well as projected revenues and financials that will allow you to decide whether this venture is for you or not, as well as be used for licensing purposes when the state allows marijuana businesses to apply for licenses. 
  • Download a free starter package to give you a general overview of what to expect when Rhode Island opens their marijuana business program.
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