The ABC report reveals.

Officials say the substance can be used in forms including pills, creams, patches and oral drops. Authorities stress that smoking marijuana and cultivating it for personal use remains illegal.

The Health Department said Thursday that it will implement a seed-to-sale inventory tracking system. It will also award licenses to doctors and to private companies that seek to cultivate and manufacture medicinal marijuana. Officials say samples must be sent to independent labs to ensure they contain the correct amounts of THC and are free of contaminants.

Public Affairs Secretary Jesus Manuel Ortiz says the system should be in place by year’s end.

Full Report: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/puerto-rico-adopts-regulation-medical-marijuana-36580701

Regulation 155 PDF Download – 149 Page Document:   http://www.salud.gov.pr/Estadisticas-Registros-y-Publicaciones/Reglamentos/Reglamento%20155.pdf