Frequent Asked Questions


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.


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.


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.


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.