2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 21 - Food And Drugs
CHAPTER 21-28.6 - The Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act
§ 21-28.6-7 - Scope of chapter.

SECTION 21-28.6-7

   § 21-28.6-7  Scope of chapter. – (a) This chapter shall not permit:

   (1) Any person to undertake any task under the influence of marijuana, when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice;

   (2) The smoking of marijuana:

   (i) In a school bus or other form of public transportation;

   (ii) On any school grounds;

   (iii) In any correctional facility;

   (iv) In any public place;

   (v) In any licensed drug treatment facility in this state; or

   (vi) Where exposure to the marijuana smoke significantly adversely affects the health, safety, or welfare of children.

   (3) Any person to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of marijuana. However, a registered qualifying patient shall not be considered to be under the influence solely for having marijuana metabolites in his or her system.

   (b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require:

   (1) A government medical assistance program or private health insurer to reimburse a person for costs associated with the medical use of marijuana; or

   (2) An employer to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in any workplace.

   (c) Fraudulent representation to a law enforcement official of any fact or circumstance relating to the medical use of marijuana to avoid arrest or prosecution shall be punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars ($500) which shall be in addition to any other penalties that may apply for making a false statement for the nonmedical use of marijuana.

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