A notice was recently issued by the Department of Business Regulation noting that the state is not accepting medical marijuana cultivator license applications in 2018. The agency is permitted to adjust application periods annually based upon program/patient need. The state is comfortable with the number of cultivators it has for its three dispensaries.
Seventeen cultivators are licensed in Rhode Island, according to Providence Journal. Cultivators are only allowed to sell their crops to the state licensed dispensaries. Before this year, patients and cultivators were permitted to sell excess crops to dispensaries.
Forty cultivators have been given a preliminary approval from the state, but they’re all awaiting an actual license. Fifty more applications haven’t been processed yet, but for now, it appears that the state is happy with the cultivators that are licensed.