WIth a Stroke of His Pen, Puerto Rico Governor Legalizes Medical Marijuana

WIth a Stroke of His Pen, Puerto Rico Governor Legalizes Medical Marijuana

SAN JUAN, PR — On Sunday, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla signed an executive order that will bring medical marijuana to thousands of patients in the US territory, legalizing the medical use of marijuana by executive order.

Noting that several studies conducted in the United States have demonstrated the therapeutic value of cannabis and its derivatives, García Padilla signed Executive Order 2015-10, which directs the island’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Ana Rius, to authorize the medical use of “some or all” substances…

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