Compassion Center given go ahead to open doors

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

Graphic: mgnonline

The Rhode Island Department of Health has given approval to the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center to provide medical marijuana to qualifying patients.

 The facility, first proposed in 2009, has received its certification after months of heavy review from the Department of Health. In order for existing medical marijuana patients to take advantage of the center's services, patients must fill out a form and pay a $25 fee to add the Thomas C. Slater Center as a caregiver.

The form needed can be found here at:

http://www.health.ri.gov/forms/request/AddCompassionCenterForm.pdf.

Future patients of the program will be able to designate the Thomas C. Slater Center as caregiver on their initial registration form, free of charge. That form can be found here at:

http://www.health.ri.gov/forms/registration/MedicalMarijuanaNewApplication.pdf.

The building is located at 1 Corliss Street in Providence.