Patient and Caregiver Resources

Patient Cards and Authorized Purchaser Cards are handled by Dept. of Health. Any inquiries about patient affairs can be directed to RIDOH at or 401-222-3752

Caregiver Cards are now handled by the Office of Cannabis Regulation. Questions about Caregiver Cards should be directed to or 401-889-5607.


Please see below for Plant Tags, Caregiver information and Patient information. 

Plant Tag Ordering

If you have not used the Cannabis Licensing Portal before to order Plant Tags (meaning this is your first Plant Tag order since March 30th, 2023) you will need to create a NEW account. You can use the same information you used on rimmptags or the Citizen Service Portal but you will need to register it with this new system. 

If you rent or lease your grow space you will need to get the Landlord Permission to Grow Form (see below the link to the tag portal) filled out prior to ordering your tags. 

Please see the User Guide to assist you in placing your Plant Tag Certificate order.

Are you having issues or need support? Please contact us at, we will respond within 24 business hours.

Click Here to Order Plant Tag Certificates (Cannabis Licensing Portal)

Plant Tag Certificate Information

The Office of Cannabis Regulation oversees the issuance and regulation of Plant Tag Certificates. 

Please use the above link to place orders for Plant Tag Certificates. 

If you need Plant Tag order assistance please email or call (401) 889-5607

The Act requires all medical marijuana patients and caregivers who elect to grow medical marijuana to obtain a Plant Tag Certificate before commencing with home grow of medical marijuana.

Each Plant Tag Certificate displays the number of Plant Tags someone has elected to obtain. physical plant tags that are hung on the plants are no longer required.

The Plant Tags are obtained in sets of two; one immature plant and one mature plant. Each set is valid for one year from date of approval. Tags are available at no cost as of Dec. 1, 2022. Growing must be done in accordance with the rules and regulations. 

Please consult the Medical Marijuana Plant Tag section of the Medical Marijuana Program – Final Rules and Regulations for the full list of rules and regulations for Plant Tag use.

Patient Resources

Medical Marijuana Patient registration is handled by Department of Health. For more information about obtaining a Medical Marijuana Patient Registration or renewing an existing one please visit the Dept. of Health website: 

Link to Department of Health Website

Dept. of Health Contact:


Phone: 401-222-3752

*** OCR does not handle Patient affairs. Please contact RIDOH only for questions about your Application/ Renewal or to add a Caregiver/ Authorized Purchaser. ***

Please print and bring one of the below forms to your Doctors Office for signature and then upload to the portal when you are applying for your Patient Card. 

Link for Practitioner Written Certification Form 

Link for Practitioner Written Certification Form With Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Caregiver Resources

Caregivers are persons that a registered Patient appoints to grow for them and purchase Medical Marijuana from a Compassion Center. A Caregiver must order at least one Tag Set after receiving their Caregiver card to be compliant. If you are only purchasing Medical Marijuana at a Compassion Center for a Patient and do not intend to grow you should become an Authorized Purchaser and not a Caregiver.

Caregivers must obtain an National BCI (NCIC) from your local PD or (preferably) the Attorney Generals office. 


Caregivers are elected by their Patients during the registration or renewal process. If you would like to obtain a Caregiver outside of this window please have the Patient contact the Department of Health at 401-222-3752 or email to update their Patient record.

You will be notified via email when you are elected as a Caregiver and you will be directed to the Cannabis Licensing Portal to create an account and begin the application process. 

If you need technical assistance during the Caregiver application process please email 

For Administrative questions about becoming a Caregiver please see our Contact Us page. 

Letter to Give Attorney Generals Office for Caregiver BCI

Cooperative Cultivations

Effective 7/1/2019, except for previously licensed cooperatives, cooperative cultivations are no longer permitted.

Previously Licensed Cooperatives please email for the Renewal Application