Guam's Medical Marijuana Program Delayed

April 18, 2017

Since voters approved the Joaquin KC Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act in November 2014, Guam’s medical marijuana program has been plagued with delays.

Although lawmakers in December passed legislation officially approving the implementation of the program, certain provisions have created more bureaucratic setbacks, according Department of Public Health and Social Services Director James Gillan.

The measure, which Gov. Eddie Calvo had let lapse into law, mandated Public Health to begin accepting applications for marijuana businesses licenses within 30 days of enactment. It also stipulated the creation of a Medical Cannabis Regulation Commission, which is where the current setback stems from.

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