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How getting a medical marijuana card works for Puerto Rico residents.

  1. Step 1
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    Register Online With Leafwell

    Register with Leafwell and speak to a healthcare provider licensed in Puerto Rico. The appointment costs $99, and you must be 21.

  2. Step 2
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    Discuss Medical Marijuana With Your Doctor

    Your Leafwell healthcare provider will ask you questions based on your medical history and decide if the medicinal use of marijuana is a good option for you. You’ll also discuss your cannabis product preferences.

  3. Step 3
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    Apply to PR Medical Cannabis Program

    If approved, your healthcare provider will submit your recommendation details directly to the Medicinal Cannabis Regulatory Board (MCRB) and upload a copy to your Leafwell account within 48 business hours.

    From there, you must complete an online application for an Adult Patient (Paciente Adulto) card and pay the $25 fee. If you’re a military veteran, you qualify for a reduced fee by submitting a valid D-14 Form.

    Applications are reviewed within 15 days.

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    Receive Your Puerto Rico Medical Card

    Once approved, you will receive a notification from the Government of Puerto Rico. You can download your voucher (aka medical card) from there. You won’t receive a physical adult patient card.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on all the Puerto Rico medical cannabis ID card requirements.

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Benefits of Getting a Card

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Territory-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in Puerto Rico is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps if you're looking to get a medical marijuana card.

  1. Register Online With Leafwell
  2. Discuss Medical Marijuana With Your Doctor
  3. Apply to Puerto Rico Medical Card Program
  4. Receive Your Puerto Rico Medical Card
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Qualifying Conditions

According to Puerto Rico law, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana card recommendation:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer and Chemotherapy treatment for Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Incurable and advanced diseases that require palliative care
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)
  • Severe nausea
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    Puerto Rico residents with a qualifying medical condition can apply for a medical marijuana card. You must be at least 21 years old and a legal resident of Puerto Rico.

    Before applying for a card with the Puerto Rico Department of Health, you must consult a doctor and get certified.

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    Caregiver (aka Authorized Companion)

    If you’re applying as a caregiver, you must submit a certification of criminal records and a clear copy of your official ID with the application.

    Approved Authorized Companions can then purchase medical cannabis legally on behalf of their patients.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes, minors in Puerto Rico may be eligible for a medical marijuana card. However, they’ll require a parent, guardian, or caregiver to represent them during the application process.

    The parent or caregiver will also be responsible for purchasing any medical cannabis and providing it to the minor in their care.

    Please note: The Puerto Rico medical marijuana program refers to caregivers as “authorized companions.” They must be at least 21 years old.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a Puerto Rico MMJ card:

  • Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, your healthcare provider will submit your medical marijuana recommendation details directly to the Medicinal Cannabis Regulatory Board (MCRB) so you can complete the application process.

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a Puerto Rico driver’s license, ID card, or passport. IDs from other states are allowed, but patients must have a physical address in Puerto Rico.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to get your Puerto Rico medical marijuana card. Let’s dive in!

  • Before You Start: What You’ll Need 
    • A credit or debit card for payment
    • A valid photo ID
  • Complete Application: Log into the Puerto Rico government website to complete your medical card application.
  • Pay the Fee: Puerto Rico charges a $25 medical marijuana application fee.
  • Download Your License: Once approved, you will receive a PIN voucher. Enter your PIN and download your license.
  • Start Shopping: Use your digital card to purchase medical cannabis products legally from a licensed dispensary.

Please note: Puerto Rico’s government website is currently not compatible with smartphones.

How to Renew Your Card

Sign in or register as a renewal patient if you’re new to Leafwell, and speak to a medical marijuana doctor to renew your PR card. Once your renewal is approved it takes about two weeks until you will receive your renewal voucher (aka medical card) from the government of Puerto Rico to download.

For a step-by-step explainer on the renewal process check out our Puerto Rico renewal page.

Legal Topics

Medical Marijuana Laws: Medical cannabis became legal in Puerto Rico in 2015. Since then, Puerto Rico fleshed out its medical marijuana program, which allows medical cannabis patients to purchase up to a 30-day supply of cannabis.

Due to medical cannabis reciprocity laws, cardholders from the U.S. may be able to purchase cannabis from Puerto Rican dispensaries. Furthermore, Puerto Rico cardholders may be able to buy medical cannabis from certain U.S. states with reciprocity laws enacted.

No Smoking Cannabis Flowers: Smoking marijuana is banned, but edibles and concentrates are legal with a medical card.

Recreational Use is Illegal: The recreational use, distribution, and possession of cannabis are still banned. The law also prohibits the use of cannabis near nurseries, schools, parks, hospitals, and federal buildings.

Caregivers

Adult medical cannabis patients can designate a caregiver, called an “authorized companion” in Puerto Rico. Minor patients will require a parent or legal guardian’s consent.

Caregiver (Authorized Companion) Requirements:

  • At least 21 years old and a resident of Puerto Rico.
  • A valid form of ID (driver’s license or passport).
  • Caregiver’s Certification of Criminal Records expedited by the Puerto Rico police department (no longer than three months old).
  • Caregivers can also be patients.

Caregiver (Authorized Companion) Registration Process:

  • The medical cannabis patient will need to submit their application as usual. There is an Authorized Companion ID Card (Identificación de Acompañante Autorizado).
  • The caregiver will then need to create an application as a caregiver. They will need the patient’s social security number to link their account to the patient’s.
  • They will be able to see the patient’s information.
  • Puerto Rico has a fee of $44.95 for authorized companion applications.

Reciprocity

Puerto Rico’s medical marijuana program recognizes and accepts medical cannabis cards from other U.S. states and territories, known as reciprocity. Visitors who would like to purchase medical cannabis can also apply for a card.

The following states and territories recognize Puerto Rico medical cannabis cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting medical cannabis patient application with the state program.

FAQs

Check out our PR FAQ page for more frequently asked questions about the medical marijuana card process in Puerto Rico.

How much does a Puerto Rico medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a Puerto Rico medicinal cannabis card costs $99 and includes a 1-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation. Patients will also pay a separate $25 application fee to the Puerto Rico Department of Health. Here’s an overview of the fees:
  • $99 Initial certificate from Leafwell
  • $99 Renewal certificate from Leafwell
  • $25 State application fee*(Reduced fees are available for Veterans with a D-14 form.)
*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Puerto Rico?

The following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana card (Adult Patient Card) in Puerto Rico:
    • AIDS/HIV
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Anorexia
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Any condition causing cachexia
    • Arthritis
    • Autism
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Cancer and chemotherapy treatment for cancer
    • Chronic pain
    • Degenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Depression
    • Epilepsy
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Glaucoma
    • Hepatitis C
    • Incurable and advanced diseases requiring palliative care
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Insomnia
    • Migraine
    • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
    • Peripheral neuropathies
    • Persistent muscle spasms
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Severe nausea
    • Spinal cord injuries

What do I need to know about applying for my medical marijuana card in Puerto Rico online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Puerto Rico medical marijuana card online is simple. Here’s what to expect:
  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a healthcare provider licensed in Puerto Rico. Consultations cost $99, and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved, and your provider will submit your certification to the state and upload a copy of your state registration to your Leafwell account within 48 business hours.
  3. Apply for an Adult Patient (Paciente Adulto) card with the Puerto Rico Medicinal Cannabis Program and pay a $25 application fee. The state takes 15 days to review applications.
  4. You will receive a notification on the state platform once your application is approved. Then, you can then download your voucher (aka medical card) and purchase medicinal cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Puerto Rico?

Adults 21 and older may apply for a medical marijuana card in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico residents under 21 may apply for a card with an approved caregiver (aka adult companion). Caregivers (aka adult companions) must be at least 21 years old.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Puerto Rico?

Yes, the Puerto Rico medical marijuana program allows for caregivers, but they are called Authorized Companions instead of caregivers. Caregivers of children under 18 may access medical cannabis in Puerto Rico for their children as long as both parents or guardians are in agreement. Caregiver Requirements:
  • At least 21 years old and a resident of Puerto Rico.
  • A valid form of ID (driver’s license, passport, or out-of-state card).
  • Caregiver’s Certification of Criminal Records expedited by the PR police department (no longer than 3 months).
  • Caregivers can also be patients. They can possess the permitted amount to use and must separate each patient’s amount/product.
  • $44.95 nonrefundable fee.
Here’s how the caregiver process works:
  1. The patient will need to submit their state application (Paciente Adulto) first.
    1. If the patient is a minor, complete a Paciente Mendor de Edad application.
      1. The parent must provide a valid form of ID for the minor (birth certificate or passport) and themselves. If the parent is a minor, they have to provide a copy of a marriage certificate or proof of emancipation; otherwise, they cannot become a caregiver.
      2. The parent or legal guardian must also provide a written statement that explains the reason(s) why the minor needs medical cannabis and two recommendation letters from two different medical providers. At this time, Leafwell can only provide one of the two recommendations needed to apply.
  2. Once the patient’s application has been submitted, the caregiver must complete a caregiver application (Licencia Acompañante). The caregiver will need the patient’s SSN to link their account to the patient’s.
  3. When the caregiver’s application is approved, they will receive an Authorized Companion ID Card (Identificación de Acompañante Autorizado).

How do I apply for the cannabis program in Puerto Rico?

Getting Your Puerto Rico Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Go to the state website: https://licenciacannabis.salud.pr.gov.
  2. Click on Solicite su licencia (Apply for your license) and complete the registration form to create your account. You can log back into your account here if needed.
  3. Click on Comenzar Solicitud (Start application).
  4. Next, choose your application type (Paciente Adulto) from the drop-down box and click Continuar (Continue).
  5. A small pop-up saying ¿Desea crear una neuva solicitud? (Do you want to create a new application?) will appear. Click Ok to create a new application.
  6. You will match your Social Security number (SSN) to the certificate submitted by the Leafwell physician to confirm that you’ve seen a healthcare provider.
  7. Read and agree to the privacy policy.
  8. Upload a 2×2 passport-sized/style photo and a valid form of ID.
  9. Pay the $25 application fee.
  10. The state takes 15 days to review applications. You will receive a notification on the state platform when your application is approved. At that time, you can then download your "voucher" (aka medical card) by clicking Descargue su licencia (Download your license).
Please note: The state website may not be compatible with smartphones. We recommend completing the application on a different device (computer, laptop, tablet) if possible. If you only have access to a smartphone, complete the application by viewing it in landscape mode.