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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Puerto Rico

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1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

When we’re booking appointments in Puerto Rico, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in PR through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. Bring any condition-affirming medical documentation to the consultation. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply with the Puerto Rico government.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved, head to the PR Department of Health online portal to register for your card, attaching medical documentation, physicians recommendation, and a small ID sized photo of yourself. Your card will arrive within 30 days, and you can then begin buying from the dispensary.

In Puerto Rico, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Puerto Rico

Medical cannabis in Puerto Rico is a booming industry. In the 9 years since medical cannabis was legalized, the government has issued 77 dispensary licenses. Over 40 dispensaries have opened across the island.

In 2015, Governor Alejandro García Padilla signed the Medical Cannabis Act. This act officially legalized medical cannabis for over 20 qualifying conditions. 

The Medical Cannabis Act establishes the framework for the territory’s medical program. The act dictates guidelines for the cultivation, processing, and distribution of medical cannabis in Puerto Rico. 

These laws are overseen by the Medical Cannabis Regulatory Board. This board also issues licenses to businesses within the medical marijuana industry–such as dispensaries and grow houses. 

In 2021, Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed Act 15, which expanded the Medical Cannabis Act. Act 15 expands the employment rights of medical cannabis patients in Puerto Rico. Under this act, no employer may discriminate against potential employees who are registered and licensed medical cannabis patients in recruitment, hiring, termination, or other employment conditions. 

This protection does not extend to cases in which the use of medical cannabis presents a threat of harm or interferes with the patient’s job performance. Additionally, the protection vanishes if the employee’s medical cannabis usage exposes the employer to the loss of any license, permit, or certification.  Patients also may not use cannabis in the workplace without written authorization.

Patient Qualifying Conditions

The following conditions qualify patients for medical cannabis use under Puerto Rico law. 

Caregivers

The Puerto Rico medical marijuana program refers to caregivers as Authorized Companions. 

Authorized Companions must be at least 21 years old. The parent or Authorized Companion will represent the minor patient during the application process. They will then be responsible for purchasing the medical cannabis and providing it to the minor in their care.

Possession and Cultivation Limits

Registered patients in Puerto Rico can possess up to 30 days’ worth of medical cannabis at a time. The law dictates a daily amount of 1 ounce (28 grams) of flower or 8 grams of THC in concentrate or edible form. 

Cultivation at personal residence is not legal under Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Puerto Rico?

After you receive your approval, you must apply to the Puerto Rico medicinal cannabis program via the Medical Cannabis Licensing website. After your application is approved, you’ll receive your card and can start purchasing medical cannabis.

Join our waitlist to be notified when we’re booking appointments for approval in your territory.

Yes, Puerto Rico allows medical marijuana for patients diagnosed with one or more of the state’s 23 qualifying conditions. Patients must be at least 21 years old and maintain a bonafide relationship with their healthcare provider.

Out-of-state patients may purchase from dispensaries in Puerto Rico.

No, you cannot purchase cannabis from a dispensary without a medical card.

Yes, Puerto Rico’s medical marijuana program accepts medical cards from out-of-state patients.

A number of U.S. states and territories accept Puerto Rico medical cannabis cards. These states include Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, and Washington, D.C.

Registered patients in Puerto Rico can possess up to 30 days’ worth of medical cannabis at a time. The law dictates a daily amount of 1 ounce (28 grams) of flower or 8 grams of THC in concentrate or edible form.

Places to Visit in Puerto Rico After Enjoying Your Medicine

Perhaps most well-known for its clean white beaches and tall majestic palm trees, Puerto Rico is a destination location for those seeking natural paradise. The island contains several stunning natural habitats, from mangrove islands to rainforests. Whether you’re looking to sunbathe, immerse yourself in local history, or partake in the culture’s unique cuisine, Puerto Rico offers several opportunities to enjoy yourself after hitting the dispensary.

San Juan

San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico. It’s also a hub of vibrant restaurants, historical landmarks, and unique boutiques. Lie on the beach or roam the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan. Visit Mission San Juan Capistrano to learn more about the history of the capital, and you might catch the annual migration of cliff swallows that flood the landmark each spring.

Caguas

Caguas offers a diverse range of attractions for all types of travelers. Visit the city’s famous shopping mall if you’re looking to experience the hustle of the city. Alternatively, The Botanic Garden of Caguas offers peaceful relief from the city’s bustling atmosphere. Never fear if you’re looking for a more traditional island experience: Caguas also contains the pristine beaches and stellar ocean views that Puerto Rico is known for.

The El Yunque National Forest

Puerto Rico is home to the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest System. The El Yunque National Forest reaches a height of 3,500 feet above sea level and spans an area of 43 square miles. The forest hosts over 240 species of trees, hundreds of plants and flora, and a wide variety of wildlife. Taking a group tour from San Juan is the best way to get deeper local knowledge about the rainforest and its inhabitants.

Data Last Updated 01/29/2024

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