Department of Health Announces Decision on Compassion Center Applicants

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announces that 3 of the 18 applicants have been approved to apply for registration certificates to run a compassion center. The three applicant(s) selected are Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center, Inc.; Summit Medical Compassion Center; and The Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center.

“After a thorough and thoughtful review of all applications, HEALTH determined that these three applicant(s) were best able to offer safe, conveniently located options for patients currently enrolled in the medical marijuana program,” said Interim Director of Health Michael Fine. “ HEALTH is charged with protecting the health and safety of all Rhode Islanders. We will continue to work with the compassion centers and providers to assure good outcomes for patients.”

Before opening for business, a compassion center must be inspected by HEALTH staff and receive a certificate of occupancy from the respective municipality where it is located. In addition, all staff, board members and volunteers of each compassion center must be registered with HEALTH’s medical marijuana program. For the complete rules and regulations pertaining to compassion centers, visit https://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/released/pdf/DOH/5923.pdf


    • GREATT FOR THEM!!!!! they finally got what they wanted, taxing weed and knowing who is doing it.. oh thats right I wont get arrested…WOW!!
      Soon they will say WE cant grow our own…IM not paying their prices?????

  1. I would rather grow my own than let them charge all this $$, and 6 percent tax???? I was never “INTO” the compassion center, There is no compassion I suffer every day I get disablity$$$$… Thier prices should be LESS……
    What are we really looking at???


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