Rhode Island legalized recreational cannabis in May of 2022. Alas, Personal use marijuana sales began December 1, 2022. However, there are only 6 licensed retailers who can sell recreational cannabis to the public. You may purchase personal use marijuana if you are over the age of 21. Additionally, you may only purchase up to 1 ounce of cannabis at a time. Most importantly, only 10 ounces are legal to have at your home or in your possession.
These 6 retailers have “hybrid retail licenses,” which allow licensed compassion centers to sell both medical marijuana and marijuana products to Rhode Island adults. The Department of Rhode Island Office of Cannabis Regulations calls these marijuana products “safe, well-regulated and competitively priced”. We will have to wait and see how consumers respond to the new recreational market.
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In conclusion, the Rhode Island department of health took only 6 months to implement an Adult use sales. They successfully launched the Rhode Island Recreational Cannabis industry to benefit citizens and communities.