Rhode Island weed shops open December 1st. Here’s how to find them

Rhode Island’s state licensed cannabis stores are scheduled to open this Thursday, December 1st and we have the early queue as to which stores will be open and selling marijuana products to anyone 21 and over.

Ultimately, 33 retail cannabis stores will open in Rhode Island, but this first wave of openings will affect the nine current or planned compassion centers (medical marijuana dispensaries). The other 24 branches are scheduled to go online in 2023.

As of November 28, five operating compassion centers were eligible for hybrid licenses, meaning they will be allowed to sell both medicinal and adult-use cannabis from December 1, 2022.

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We expect the state opening day celebrations to be crowded and joyous. Arrive early, dress for winter, maybe bring a chair and some snacks. The lines will be long but friendly and cheerful. Don’t forget to bring cash and your ID – you’ll need it even if you’re 101 years old.

Here are the adult stores licensed to open on December 1st.


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Central Falls

Aura brand logo

Aura of Rhode Island

1136 Lonsdale Avenue, (401) 335-5356

1 Dec. Hours of operation: 9:30am to 7:00pm

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aura-of-rhode-island-buildingauraon Lonsdale Ave. in Central Falls, offers a wide variety of products for medical patients and adult consumers.

Aura is relatively new to Central Falls, but the company is already building bridges in the community. Earlier this month, the Aura employees and ownership team held a community clean along a two-mile stretch of town and organized a toy drive to benefit the Central Falls Toy Drive and Tree Lighting Celebration.

They’re excited to finally open their doors to the entire Central Falls community (21 and older) on Thursday.


Mother Earth brand logo

Mother Earth Wellness

125 East Avenue, (401) 352-4300

1 Dec Operating Hours: 8am to 10pm



Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center

1637 West Main Street

1 Dec. Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 6:00pm


Thomas C. Slater Center

1 Corliss St

1 Dec. Hours of operation: 10:30am to 7:00pm


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RISE Warwick

380 Jefferson Blvd., (401) 889-3990

1 Dec Operating Hours: 9am to 8pm


Rise interior photoRISE Warwick: A beautifully designed indoor space open to all adults from December 1st.

RISE Warwick receives rave reviews from Leafly patients. “The bud-tenders are very patient, so take your time and ask any questions you need,” says one. “Rise is an excellent store, great service, great products and very competitive prices. I am a long time customer, they have always treated me with respect, helpfulness and fun and John the manager is fabulous!” says another.

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