To become a Patient in Puerto Rico, you must first visit your doctor and obtain a medical recommendation for one of the qualifying conditions listed below. After your doctor has recommended cannabis for you, register via the Cannabis licensing website. The process should only take a few minutes. Simply fill out any pertinent information, and attach your doctor's recommendation and a 2x2 photo for the card.

Eligible conditions:

If you are diagnosed with one of the following conditions, you may be eligible for physician certification as a patient in Puerto Rico:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Parkinson's
  • PTSD
  • AIDS
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Another condition that causes cachexia, chronic pain, severe nausea, or persistent muscle spasms
  • Degenerative diseases such as: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Incurable and advanced diseases that require palliative care
  • Cancer and Cancer Chemotherapy Treatment
  • HIV-positive disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Benefits of Being a Patient:

As a registered patient in Puerto Rico you will have an affirmative defense in court if you are arrested for the possession of cannabis.

Out-of-State Patients:

Puerto Rico recognizes medical cannabis registrations from other states. For more information about traveling as a medical cannabis patient, check out our Travel Guide.

Home Cultivation:

Growing cannabis at home is not legal in Puerto Rico.


Medical cannabis patients can find additional resources here

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