Getting a Medical License in Puerto Rico

"Things you'll need"

Photo ID
Photocopy of a government issued photo ID as proof of identity
Proof of Puerto Rico residency
You must be a resident of Puerto Rico
Physician's certification
A signed physician's recommendation for the use of medical cannabis
Lawyer's certification
A signed lawyer's certification for the use of medical cannabis
Select Dispensary
Designate the medical cannabis dispensary of your choice
Pay fee
Pay the required application fee

Prepare to

1. Read about Cannabis laws and regulations

It’s a good idea to go in the appointment with a basic understanding of Medical Cannabis laws and regulations in Puerto Rico.

2. Determine your eligibility

Consider whether or not you are eligible. If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions that are listed in Puerto Rico’s law, you are almost certainly eligible for a license.

3. Find a cannabis doctor

If you think you may be eligible for a medical cannabis license, your next step is to find a doctor who is willing to authorize medical cannabis treatment.

4. Visit the doctor

Schedule an appointment and visit the doctor for your evaluation. Talk about your condition and why you think medical marijuana might be helpful to you.

1. Read about Cannabis laws and regulations in Puerto Rico

It’s a good idea to go in the appointment with a basic understanding of Medical Cannabis laws and regulations in Puerto Rico.

  • Important laws, guidelines and information about Cannabis in Puerto Rico.
  • Learn about qualifying conditions to apply for Medical Cannabis License in Puerto Rico.
  • How much medical cannabis is it ok for me to carry in Puerto Rico?
  • What are the penalties in Puerto Rico for carrying marijuana without a Medical Cannabis License?
  • What is the penalty for a first-offense possession conviction in Puerto Rico?
  • What are the penalties for providing marijuana to a patient without being licensed?

Learning about Cannabis Laws and Regulations will make the process easier and protect you from possible problems with the law.

2. Determine your eligibility, after reviewing the conditions for which marijuana is allowed in Puerto Rico

  • Important laws, guidelines and information about Cannabis in Puerto Rico.

Consider whether or not you are eligible. If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions that are listed in Puerto Rico’s law, you are almost certainly eligible for a license.

If you haven’t, it may still be possible for you to get a license.

If you do not have any symptoms, you may not be able to obtain medical marijuana legally.

It is also required to prove residency to be eligible in Puerto Rico.

3. Find a cannabis doctor

Although your primary care physician may not be able to issue a medical marijuana license, it is a good idea to keep your doctor informed and ask for a referral letter along with your medical history documents to evidence your medical condition.

  • Find Licensed Cannabis Doctors in Puerto Rico

 If you think you may be eligible for a medical cannabis license, your next step is to find a doctor who is willing to authorize medical cannabis treatment.

Our directory includes a complete list of all Doctors authorized to prescribe Medical Cannabis in Puerto Rico.

Search Cannabis Doctors by location, specialty or rating.

View their profiles and information about hours and services.

4. Visit the doctor

  • Contact a licensed provider and book an appointment.

Consider whether or not you are eligible. If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions that are listed as qualifying conditions in Puerto Rico.

Schedule an appointment and visit the doctor for your evaluation. Talk about your condition and why you think medical marijuana might be helpful to you.

If the doctor thinks your case is valid, you’ll get the authorization necessary to apply for a Medical Cannabis license in Puerto Rico.

 

Doctor’s fees may vary from $50 to $100.

1. Fill out the formulary

Once the licensed Doctor evaluates your condition, you’ll receive a recommendation which will be needed to request a Medical Cannabis License.

2. Visit a Lawyer

All patients who wish to apply for a medical cannabis license, must fill an application form according to Puerto Rico Department of Health and must be certified by an authorized notary.

3. Submit your application, pay a fee

You are required to pay a $25.00 dollars fee. This will be paid to the Secretary of Hacienda in Puerto Rico. to receive your license.

4. Wait for your card

Once you finish your paperwork you should wait for your license to arrive in the mail

5. Always carry your medical license

Always carry your medical cannabis license with you . You are not authorized to buy medical cannabis if you aren’t carrying your medical license , you need it at all times.

6. Visit a dispensary

Once you receive your medical cannabis license card, you are authorized to buy medical cannabis at the dispensary you previously selected.

Prepare to

1. Fill out the formulary

  • View Cannabis Request Form

Once the licensed Doctor evaluates your condition, you’ll receive a recommendation which will be needed to request a Medical Cannabis License.

Puerto Rico Law also requires to fill out a formulary from the Department of Health of Puerto Rico.

This formulary must include a certification from a lawyer or public notary.

2. Visit a Lawyer

The lawyer/notary will certify the medical recommendation.

  • Find lawyers in Puerto Rico

All patients who wish to apply for a medical cannabis license, must fill an application form according to Puerto Rico Department of Health and must be certified by an authorized notary.

Also you will pay a fee to the the lawyer that’s handling your paperwork.

The fee ranges may vary.

3. Submit your application, pay a fee

  • Need someone to process the applicaion for you? Find cannabis license procesors in Puerto Rico

You are required to pay a $25.00 dollars fee. This will be paid to the Secretary of Hacienda in Puerto Rico. to receive your license.

4. Wait for your card

Remember never try to purchase medical cannabis until you receive your license, even if your paperwork is approved.

  • Learn about Medical Cannabis

Once you finish your paperwork you should wait for your license to arrive in the mail, In case you don’t receive your license in two months contact the Puerto Rico Health Department at 787-765-2929 ext 3505/3504.

5. Always carry your medical license

  • Learn about legal medial cannabis aspects in Puerto Rico

Always carry your medical cannabis license with you .

You are not authorized to buy medical cannabis if you aren’t carrying your medical license , you need it at all times.


Avoid any problems with the Puerto Rico law enforcement and always follow the rules.

6. Visit a dispensary

Once you receive your medical cannabis license card, you are authorized to buy medical cannabis at the dispensary you previously selected.

  • Search for Authorized Dispensaries in Puerto Rico

Trying to obtain medical cannabis through another sources, it’s considerate a violation of Puerto Rico’s law and is punishable by law.

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