Puerto Rico enacts new medical cannabis law

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello has signed into law an updated medical marijuana statute after deciding a previous MMJ legalization measure wasn’t thorough enough. Roughly 20 medical marijuana dispensaries are already operating on the island, according to a count by Weedmaps. The dispensaries began opening for business in January after the island’s health department promulgated industry rules a year earlier. Rossello said the new law is intended to safeguard patient safety and also “highlights the role of research and development of medicinal cannabis, which in turn will promote economic development ... Puerto Rico enacts new medical cannabis law is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs