If you are hoping to get a Rhode Island cannabis license or apply to open a dispensary, you have come to the right place. My name is Rob, and I am the owner of Cannabis Consulting Nationwide and Cannabis Central, my legal, violation-free retail cannabis storefront in Washington.

You are likely hearing about Rhode Island cannabis legalization, or maybe you’ve been watching this state from afar, awaiting your opportunity to jump in.

The time is now, as the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation is looking for more dispensaries as of March 10, 2020. In the coming weeks, the state will reveal the application period forĀ six new dispensaries in Rhode Island, also referred to as Compassion Centers. So, you need to be ready to act and submit your application in hopes of winning a license.

How to apply for a Rhode Island dispensary license

These compassion center licenses can be obtained by any not-for-profit operation. As we mentioned earlier, the cannabis operation in this state is run by the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. So, you’ll be working with them throughout the application process, and they’ll be the group to award 6 entrepreneurs a license.

Head over to their site for a detailed page of information on current openings,

Need help starting a cannabis business or dispensary in Rhode Island?

Reach out to me and I can answer any questions you have about starting a cannabis business, help write your application, or with any other aspect of this complex cannabis licensing process. The cannabis industry, especially in a relatively undeveloped market like Rhode Island, is not one you want to enter alone.

By having someone with real-world, grassroots experience starting a dispensary on your side, you can set yourself up for success and ensure the money you spend on your application has the best chance of resulting in an awarded license. Contact me here, or by email directly at [email protected]