A Marijuana Doctor in Rhode Island would need to be: licensed to practice medicine with authority to prescribe drugs pursuant to RIGL §5-37 or a physician licensed with authority to prescribe drugs in Massachusetts or Connecticut".
The Physician would provide, after review of a patients "full medical history" a letter of recommendation, stating the patient suffered from one of many selected debilitating conditions.
"(a) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Hepatitis C, or the treatment of these conditions;
(b) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe, debilitating, chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to, those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease; or agitation of Alzheimer's Disease; or
(c) Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department pursuant to §§2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 of these Regulations."