According to Mike Simoli at the RI Department of Health, the numbers of registered patients and caregivers as of April 14, 2014 were as follows: 7631 MMj patients and 3499 MMj caregivers. While we anticipated a dramatic rise in the number of patients in the MMj Program soon after the first compassion centers opened, (Slater Cener opened on April 19, 2013 and Greenleaf opened several months after that. Summit Compassion Center has yet to open), RI has experienced a modest increase of 2,784 patients over the course of the past 16.5 months. The number of caregivers has decreased in proportion to the increase in the number of patients. While there has been an addition of 2,784 MMj patients, there has been an increase of only 84 caregivers in the past 16.5 months.