Puerto Rico - Considerations for Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana Law:

Marijuana Law:

Employer Concerns – Significant to Review

No termination of employment may occur as a result of any first time positive drug test.

Use caution with disciplinary action for any employee authorized to use medical marijuana.


Testing for marijuana is permitted.


  • Registered and authorized patients of medical cannabis are protected, employers are prohibited from discrimination in the hiring or termination process.  No protections when there is a real threat of harm or danger to others or property.
  • Employees in high risk professions may not use medical mariuana.


No dismissal may occur as a result of a first positive drug test, though an employer’s policy may state that the employee must submit to a rehabilitation program as a condition for continued employment.


No use or possession of marijuana in the workplace.

Other Impacting Laws

(e.g., drug testing, workers’ compensation, unemployment)


(e.g., Bill Number, Authority)

This resource is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that those involved in the resource are not engaged in rendering legal counsel. If legal advice is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.


Where there are quotation marks, the language is directly from published law. This information is only a summary of some issues and it will benefit the reader to review the information in context (go to the law) and in relation to other laws (e.g. workers compensation, unemployment law).

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