U.S. federal law prohibits the use of whole plant Cannabis sativa or its derivatives for any purpose. In contrast, CBD derived from the hemp plant (less than 0.3% THC) is legal under federal law. However, many states, such as Puerto Rico allow THC to be used for medical reasons.
Puerto Rico is one of the most inclusive Medical Cannabis jurisdictions. The following conditions are valid in order to get a medical cannabis certification. Alzheimer, Anorexia, Arthritis, Autism, Cancer and Chemotherapy Treatment for Cancer, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, as defined in DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), Disorders related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Positive, Degenerative diseases such as: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Incurable and advanced diseases that require palliative care, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Insomnia, Spinal Cord Injuries, Migraine, Peripherial Neuropathies, Parkinson's, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Bipolar Disorder, any other condition that causes cachexia, Chronic pain, Severe nausea or persistent muscle spasms or that the Medical Advisory Body.