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Puerto Rico enacts medicinal marijuana law

The depleted government coffers of bankrupt Puerto Rico will take in $50 million a month now that a law allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has taken effect, the governor said.

After the bill survived a bumpy ride through the National Assembly in this US territory, Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares signed it on Sunday.

It establishes a legal framework for medicinal marijuana and paves the way for people with cancer and other diseases to avoid prosecution for possessing pot or products derived from it.

The previous governor legalized it by decree because the legislature rejected a law that would also have legalized use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Rossello Nevares said the new law will be an economic boost of sorts. The island is buckling under $74 billion in debt.

Read more at the Daily Mail Online

Publication date: 7/14/2017

 


 

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