Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)2019-04-10T19:29:35+00:00
Is cannabis legal in Puerto Rico?

Yes, Medical Cannabis is legal in Puerto Rico.

How do I get my medical cannabis patient ID in Puerto Rico?

1-  You need to be 21 years or older.
2- Recieved a certification from an authorized physician.
3- Copy of a valid government ID.
4- Certified check for $25.

Can I get my Medical Card if I am not a Puerto Rico resident?

Yes! If you have a valid medical cannabis card that is government issued and a physician’s referral, you can make a medical cannabis purchase at one of the dispensaries in Puerto Rico.

Qualifying conditions

Alzheimer
Anxiety Disorders
Anorexia
Arthritis
Cancer
Crohns
Depression
Migraines
Hepatitis C
HIV/AIDS
Fibromyalgia
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Wounds
Parkinson

Types of Medical Cannabis Available

Puerto Rico has legalized medical cannabis, but the act of smoking cannabis is still illegal with or without a card:

We have available:

Flowers
CO2 Oils
Edibles
Tinctures
Capsules
Lotions
Oral Drops

How do I know what dosage is right for me?

Depending on your condition, our Consultant will recommend the dosage that is right for you.

How long the effects of a Medical Cannabis treatment last?

Depends on the dosage and product you use.

For how long is my medical cannabis certification valid?

Is valid for 1 year.  After one year, it must be renewed.

Where can I consume my recent purchase?

Under the current law, patients may only consume cannabis in a private residence.

Can I use a card from another state in Puerto Rico?

Yes, you may use a card from another state in Puerto Rico. However, you must obtain a recommendation letter from the Puerto Rico Health Department and bring it with you to the dispensary. This is necessary because the conditions for authorized for cannabis in Puerto Rico’s may not be the same as in other countries.

Will CBD get me high?

No, CBD is non-psychoactive so anything that is pure CBD won’t get a person high (it does helps with anxiety and pain, though). However, many things contain THC in addition to CBD – the Harlequin strain, for instance. It certainly won’t get users as high as strains more potent in THC, but most people feel some effects. CBD oil, on the other hand, won’t produce a high at all.

How long does weed stay in your system?

That depends on many factors, such as how often you imbibe cannabis and when you last consumed it.

In urine tests, weed typically stays detectable for around 8 days after a single use, or longer if you use it more frequently.

In saliva tests, weed typically stays detectable for around 24 hours after a single use, or longer if you are a heavier user.

What are concentrates?

Marijuana concentrates are the end product of the extraction of oils from the cannabis plant. They’re highly potent, refined products known by many names, including wax, shatter, butter, resin, oil, and others.

Concentrates can be inhaled by “dabbing” or vaporized using a specially designed pipe. Vaping is becoming more popular for its ease of use and discreet appearance. There are vaporizer units that can be loaded with concentrate and cartridges filled with oil that can be used with a suitable battery.

What are topicals/edibles/sublinguals?

They’re all products made using the aforementioned cannabis concentrates, but they work in different ways.

Let’s go through them one-by-one:

Topicals

 

Topicals are cannabis-infused products that are applied directly to the skin to ease sore or tired muscles. Unlike most cannabis you consume orally or through vaping or smoking, topicals have no psychoactive effects, meaning they don’t get you “high”.

Edibles

 

Edibles are cannabis-infused products like baked goods or sodas that you can eat or drink. They generally take 30-90 minutes to take full effect. Edibles are a great option for those who want the beneficial effects of cannabis in situations where smoking or vaping wouldn’t be socially acceptable.

Remember: Be patient! Depending on your body chemistry, it can take up to 90 minutes to feel the full effects of an edible.

Sublinguals

 

Sublinguals are cannabis-infused products that are dissolved under the tongue or consumed using a dropper. Sublinguals typically take between 20-60 minutes to activate.

 

Whichever method you choose, remember to consume responsibly, and start slow, by having less than you think you might want. You can always try another dose later.

Will holding my hit for as long as possible make me as high as possible?

Most THC is absorbed into the system very soon after inhaling – it’s only a few seconds until liftoff. So, holding your hit won’t make much of a difference.

Can I smoke before exercise?

The answer to this: it depends on the strain. If you smoke something known to induce relaxation, you’re not likely to break any personal records at the weight bench. But some strains do provide pep, which may make your workout easier to endure and more effective as well.

If you want to combine your workout with weed, consider Jack Herer, Blue Dream, or Sour Diesel (or a strain with similar effects).

What do I do if I’m too high?

Most cannabis users have been there at some point. While being too high is scary and makes you all but certain your heart will pop out of your chest, that won’t happen.

There’s a few ways to counteract a too much too soon high – drink water, take a cold shower, go for a walk, use CBD oil, or swallow black pepper. Some of these might work for you, or you may merely be at the mercy of time.

Is weed more potent than it was in the olden days?

In the olden days of the 1970s, weed wasn’t as potent as it is today. Per Herb magazine, modern cannabis is around 57 to 67 percent stronger. The reason for this was that cannabis wasn’t limited to the buds in decades’ past: it also contained boring stems, leaves, etc. Add that to the fact there are now things like dabs and this isn’t our parent’s cannabis.

Is pot a gateway drug?

While this is popular rhetoric for prohibitionists, the science doesn’t back them. Cannabis might be the gateway to the fridge for some munchies, but does smoking cannabis mean you’ll soon be smoking crack? No.

Does pot always cause paranoia?

The THC in cannabis is what causes paranoia and its very strain specific. Some strains are well known to cause a case of the worries while others allow you to forget any worries you already have. When strains are listed on sites like Leafly, they’re broken down by side effect. This isn’t one-size fits all, but it provides a general recommendation of which strains to stay away from if you’re paranoid about being paranoid.

Can I eat cannabis raw?

Technically, yes – you can eat it raw just like you can eat anything raw. But eating buds won’t get you high.

You can bake with cannabis and activate it as well, but since cannabis is fat-soluble, you need some type of butter or oil to make it work.

Some people consume raw cannabis leaves in their smoothies. This provides the health benefits of cannabinoids without the accompanying high.

What’s the difference between sativa and indica?

Sativas are more energizing while indicas are more mellow. A good way to remember it is that Sativas are great for a Saturday night out on the town while indicas are good for an evening watching Netflix.


Most strains are hybrids of the two, but one usually dominates. And, while the above effects hold true for many, it’s not inclusive: you may find an indica that makes you want to conquer the world.

What can you tell me about your flower?

Consultants should be geeked-out about the flower. They have tried everything in the shop and used it for different occasions and reasons. They have visited the grow, and fully understand the care that goes into the plants — what kinds of fertilizers and soil are used, whether organic practices are leveraged, if they are grown indoors, in greenhouses or outside. Flower is the foundation of most dispensaries, and good consultants know everything about their indicas, sativas and hybrids.

What are you loving right now?

A pot shop isn’t a 7-11, with a static range of inventory. Fresh flower arrives every day, new edibles companies and products pop up every other week and the line of concentrates routinely shifts. Good consultants are discriminating — when you ask, “What are you loving?” they shouldn’t answer, “Everything”.