Puerto Rico Will Debate Medical Marijuana Use

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Legislators in Puerto Rico are preparing to debate a bill that would allow people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in this conservative U.S. territory.

The measure would create a system to legally produce the substance and allow state health officials to regulate it, said Rep. Jose Baez, one of the bills two authors, according to Huffington Post.

The measure also would allow the islands health department to award special permits to patients to grow their own pot if they couldn"t afford to buy it at an authorized clinic or if they lived too far from the clinics.Last year, Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana use for those over 21. The law, however, bans the public use of marijuana.



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