On April 30, 2015, Puerto Rico’s governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana. Puerto Rico joins 23 states plus Washington D.C. in legalizing marijuana for medical use.
At Greenito, we find it an auspicious sign that a lawmaker actually spoke of “treatment” and “quality of life.”
In a statement, Garcia said:
“We’re taking a significant step in the area of health that is fundamental to our development and quality of life, I am sure that many patients will receive appropriate treatment that will offer them new hope.” He added, “[We] are adopting an innovative measure to guarantee the well-being and a better quality of life for those patients.”
Elsewhere in the Caribbean, in mid-April, Jamaica’s government made law amendments that partially decriminalize small amounts of pot and pave the way for lawful medical marijuana. The changes in Jamaica will eventually allow foreigners who are prescribed medical marijuana at home to pay for Health Ministry permits authorizing them to legally buy up to 2 ounces of local weed for medical or therapeutic purposes during their Jamaican stay.
So, where are you planning your next vacation? Might we suggest Puerto Rico or Jamaica?