Frequent Asked Questions

1

What are the qualifying conditions for Puerto Rico's medical cannabis program?

In Puerto Rico, qualifying conditions include cancer;; HIV/AIDS; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis; seizure disorders, including those characteristic of epilepsy; sever and consistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis; Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy, Caquexia, Anorexia and other conditions. For a complete list click here.

A Medicine Doctor must certify that a patient has been diagnosed with one or more of the qualifying conditions, and all patients must join the Puerto Rico Department of Health’s patient registry and get a card which authorized the purchase of medicinal cannabis at registered dispensaries.

2

Why do I need to see my healthcare practitioner?

Puerto Rico law says that anyone who wants to get medical cannabis must have their qualifying condition certified by a physician.

3

What if my doctor says "no"?

Doctors are not required to certify patients for the medical cannabis program. If your doctor isn’t willing to certify your qualifying condition, ask for a referral to another licensed practitioner.

4

What happens after my practitioner certifies my condition?

You have to register in Puerto Rico Health Department and file an application to receive your Patient's Card.