Puerto Rico adopts MMJ business regulations

The U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico has made good on its governor’s executive order from last year to legalize medical cannabis.

On Thursday, the Puerto Rican Health Department announced it had promulgated rules for the upcoming industry, according to the Associated Press.

Though details were sparse on Thursday afternoon, the AP reported that the island had followed the lead of Minnesota and New York in prohibiting smokeable MMJ but allowing for “pills, creams, patches and oral drops.” A licensing system will be set up by the end of the year, but it’s unclear how many business licenses will be issued or how exactly the system will be structured.

The territory will also, like many U.S. states, require a seed-to-sale inventory tracking system and independent lab testing to ensure potency and purity.

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