Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Puerto Rico Officially Open

As of this past Friday, medical marijuana dispensaries in the United States territory of Puerto Rico are officially open for healing. The grand opening comes almost two years after Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla put regulations in place to allow for legal cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution of medical cannabis products on the Caribbean island. Governer Garcia…

La marihuana será el nuevo motor de empleo

“La industria del cannabis medicinal podría generar cientos de empleos en distintos sectores del país”, así lo aseguró uno de los dueños de la compañía Caribbean Green, primera empresa de manufactura del cannabis certificada para el cultivo de la planta en la isla. El dueño, que prefirió no ser identificado, estima que la industria podría generar millones…

Cannabis, la agricultura tabú

En el interior de una estructura desolada a las fueras de la ciudad se encontraba un extenso cultivo de marihuana. Al lugar nadie entra sin ser debidamente identificado y nadie sale a menos que tenga una tarjeta electrónica que permite la salida del interior del edificio. En la penumbra de la tarde, apareció un hombre…

Por fin tienen su tarjeta para comprar cannabis medicinal

1002 pacientes se han registrado para usar el cannabis medicinal para tratar sus condiciones debilitantes. La cara de alegría de los pacientes que ayer obtuvieron la tarjeta que les permitirá consumir cannabis medicinal valía un millón. Eran parte del grupo de 60 personas que el Departamento de Salud citó para completar el proceso en una…

Texas Legalizes Cannabis Oil

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Monday that allows patients suffering from epilepsy to have access to “low-THC” cannabis oil. Although the governor was adamant that his pen would not legalize medical marijuana, his actions have set the state up to begin distributing a non-intoxicating derivative of the cannabis plant, commonly…

Puerto Rico Rejects Smoking Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes will not be allowed in Puerto Rico, but cannabis derivatives could be consumed in other ways, government officials said Tuesday as they provided more details on the governor’s weekend executive order on cannabis use. Justice Secretary Cesar Miranda told The Associated Press that the…

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order To Legalize Medical Marijuana

This is just the start! The Governor has signed the Order but it’s not legalized yet! We still need the rescheduling of the medicine from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 from the Health Department, and then of course the regulation around it needs to be written up. Things are moving quickly! ————————————————– SAN JUAN, Puerto…

Puerto Rico Marijuana Laws

Penalty Details Marijuana is Schedule I(c) controlled substance under Puerto Rico Law. See: Puerto Rico Laws Ann. tit. 24, §2202 Web Search Possession Possession of marijuana is a felony and is punishable by a fixed term of 3 years imprisonment. This term may be increased to 5 years if there are “aggravating circumstances” or reduced…