By Bart Schaneman
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s medical marijuana industry, setting back its development at least six months, if not much longer.
No outdoor marijuana cultivation facilities survived the storm, but some dispensaries are still operating and patients who can access dispensaries are still buying.
When the hurricane made landfall Sept. 20, winds reached speeds of up to 200 mph accompanied by heavy rain that caused flash flooding. The natural disaster is estimated to have killed at least 36 and cost the U.S. territory $100 billion.
It also wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico’s fledgling MMJ industry.
“All the greenhouses were blown away,” said Walter Melendez,