Puerto Rico Legal Information

In May 2015, Gov. Alejandro J. García Padilla signed Executive Order 2015-10 directing the secretary of the health department to authorize the medical use of cannabis and cannabis-derived components. In June 2016, Secretary of Health Dr. Ana Ríus Armendáriz issued Administrative Order No. 352 authorizing the establishment of Puerto Rico’s medical cannabis program. As of January 2, 2020, the program is governed by Law 42-2017 (July 2017) and Regulation 9038 (July 2018).


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