Puerto Rico

Last Updated: April 2022

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Puerto Rico’s Department of Health – Office of Cannabis has a roster of licensed cannabis businesses on the island. This is located under Publicaciones – Directorio de Establecimientos con Licencia. As of August 2021, there were 216 licensed dispensaries throughout the island.


  • United States Virgin Islands (Medical ONLY)

Regulatory Agencies

  • Credit Unions: 121
  • Banks: 8

Puerto Rico has addressed cannabis banking in its latest draft bill – P.del S. 421. This bill was filed by Senate President Jose Dalmau Santiago and Senator Ramon Ruiz Nieves after a proposal from the Cannabis and Hemp Committee of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce was presented to the Senate of Puerto Rico to address the lack of banking services for the cannabis industry on the island. The measure seeks to expand and strengthen the services provided by the Economic Development Bank for Puerto Rico to individuals and corporations, through the establishment of deposit accounts, services and banking support for emerging industries, including cannabis businesses.

A copy of the draft bill in English is located here: link.

Patients and authorized caregivers may purchase up to 28 grams (1 ounce) of medicinal cannabis per day. Medicinal cannabis includes:

  • 28 grams of flower
  • Equivalent of 8 grams of concentrate.
  • Equivalent of 800 milligrams of edibles.

Patients and their assigned caregivers (“acompañantes autorizados”) may possess up to a maximum of 30 days worth of medicinal cannabis. Patients and caregivers must be 21 years or older. Patients under the age of 21 must be accompanied by their registered caregiver.

Patient and physician statistics are included under Estadisticas.

Home cultivation is not permitted.

Medical establishments may sell, dispense or transport cannabis between the hours of 6:00am to 10:00pm, Monday through Sunday.

Puerto Rico Department of Health Office of Medical Cannabis – Recientes, Comunicados, Avisos

As of April 21, 2022, Puerto Rico has put a 120 day halt on license issuance (except for cultivation and manufacturing facilities) in order to carry out a market study of the medical marijuana industry on the island.

State Cannabis Regulatory Authority

Note: the home page can be translated by Google. The statutes and regs since they are pdfs cannot.

Puerto Rico Department of Health – Office of Medicinal Cannabis


Departamento de Salud Oficina de Sustancias Controladas

y Cannabis Medicinal

PO Box 70184

San Juan, PR 00936-8184


Tel: 787-765-2929

ext.3504, 3505, 6803 y 6809​






Check the bottom of the home page for notification

State Banking Regulatory Authority

Puerto Rico Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions



Oficina del Comisionado de Instituciones Financieras

Edificio Centro Europa-Suite 600

1492 Ave. Ponce de León

(frente al Centro de Bellas Artes)

San Juan Puerto Rico 00907

Mailing Address:

Comisionado de Instituciones Financieras


Oficina del Comisionado de Instituciones Financieras

PO Box 11855

San Juan PR 00910-3855




(787) 723-3131

Área Metro

(787) 723-8445

(800) 981-7711


(787) 723-4225