How does the online evaluation process work for getting a medical marijuana certificate in Puerto Rico?

There are four simple steps to seeing a Leafwell healthcare provider to get approved for a Puerto Rico medical marijuana card:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Puerto Rico-licensed healthcare provider via our HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform, which involves creating a Leafwell account using a valid email address. You'll be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (we're required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
  2. Schedule an appointment for a day and time that works best for you. You will receive a text message on your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you, and then you'll be connected to a Leafwell healthcare provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor's visit). During the visit, your provider will assess your medical condition(s) to determine if you qualify for a Puerto Rico medical marijuana certification.
  3. Once approved, your provider will submit your certification to the state and upload a copy of your state registration details within 48 business hours.
  4. You'll then complete and submit your Adult Patient (Paciente Adulto) application to the Puerto Rico Medicinal Cannabis Program online. Applications are processed within 15 days and you'll receive a notification on the PR website when approved. You can then download your voucher, or medical card, and purchase medicinal cannabis from a licensed dispensary.