Puerto Rico medical cannabis legalization has become a legislative reality. On July 9, 2017, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed the Law to Improve the Study, Development and Research of Cannabis for Innovation, Applicable Norms and Limits, also known as MEDICINAL Law, to regulate medical cannabis on the Caribbean island.
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With the Passage of Public Law 33-220, also known as the “Joaquin (KC) Concepcion, II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013,” qualified patients will now be allowed the beneficial use of medical cannabis to alleviate symptoms caused by their debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments.
It seems like the key to moving forward with this is to do it very deliberately, like with the bill that was just passed in Washington. This bill opens up a process for Native American tribes to work hand in hand with the state of Washington regarding the sale and distribution of marijuana.