Puerto Rico

Medical Marijuana

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
Any amount (first offense) felony 2 - 5 years $ 5,000
Any amount (subsequent offense) felony 4 - 10 years $ 5,000
Distribution
Any amount (first offense) felony 5 - 20 years $ 20,000
Any amount (subsequent offense) felony 10 - 40 years $ 30,000
Involving a minor (first offense) felony 10 - 48 years $ 40,000
Involving a minor (subsequent offense) felony 20 - 96 years $ 80,000
Includes possession with intent to distribute.
Hash & Concentrates
Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia felony 2 - 5 years $ 5,000
Distribution or possession with intent to distribute paraphernalia felony 2 - 5 years $ 50,000
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Vehicles used to facilitate the sale or possession of marijuana are subject to forfeiture.

Details

Conditional Release

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective.