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Rhode Island

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Rhode Island allows both medical and recreational cannabis use. Employers cannot refuse to employ or penalize a person solely because of their status as a cardholder. However, exceptions apply for certain positions.

Legal Status: Yes, medical and recreational

Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:

Employers cannot discriminate based on cardholder status, but exceptions exist for specific positions, including safety-sensitive ones.

Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:


Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:



Employers may not discriminate based solely on cardholder status, except in specific cases like safety-sensitive positions.