Medicinal Cannabis Legislation SenateBill 340

On June 24, 2015, the Commission on Federal, Political and Economic Relations (“Commission”) of the House of Representatives introduced the Senate Bill 340 titled Law to Improve the Study, Development and Investigation of Cannabis to Innovate the Applicable Norms and Limits (“Medicinal Law”) with the purpose of creating a legal framework in Puerto Rico to allow people with certain medical conditions to be treated with medicinal cannabis. The Medicinal Law reaffirms the prohibition of marijuana for recreational use, sets forth the allowed medicinal and research uses of cannabis in conformity with federal regulations, and establishes a Regulatory Board of Medicinal Cannabis (“Board”), among others.

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