Medical tax cannabis application tax payment will be eliminated in P.Rico

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Medical tax cannabis application tax payment will be eliminated in P.Rico An employee of NextGen Pharma, one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries in Puerto Rico, labels a bag of marijuana in the company's laboratories in Toa Baja. EFE / Archive

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, today announced the exemption from the payment of the $ 25 fee to request licenses for the use of medical cannabis on the island.

As explained by Rossello in written statements, the exemption from payment of the fee will be available until a total of 125,000 records of patients issued in Puerto Rico are reached.

“Medical cannabis has been shown to be effective at the level of public health, in addition to having contributed significantly to the creation of jobs in an industry that is just beginning in Puerto Rico,” said the chief executive.

In response, the Puerto Rican chief executive emphasized that “we want to encourage Puerto Ricans to consider this alternative medical treatment and encourage them through this exemption.”

Rossello explained that the funds that come from the payment of the tariff, are not directed to a commitment that links the Medicinal Cannabis Regulatory Board or the Health Department of Puerto Rico to an obligation that results in impairment or damages to third parties.

As indicated, on July 9, 2017, Governor Rosselló signed the Law to manage the study, development and research of cannabis for innovation, applicable regulations and limits, which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis on the island, in order to comply with one of the commitments contained in the Plan for Puerto Rico. (EFEUSA) .-

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