Puerto Rico continues to rebuild itself after Hurricane Maria, and one of those areas is their medical marijuana program, which was legalized in 2015.

It was in its infant stages when Maria ravaged the island, but now, with a lot of hard work and heart, the program is not only back on its feet, but seemingly flourishing.

The patient count is beyond 20,000 with the addition of approximately 500 new patients per week.

Secretary of Health Rafael Rodríguez Mercado was at the Senate this week to answer questions coming from the Commission on Federal, Political and Economic Relations, who has the medical marijuana industry under a microscope.

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Mary Schumacher ~ TheFreshToast.com