The shipments of cannabidiol (CBD) products confiscated by Guam Customs and Quarantine will be released, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said.
According to the governor, the shipments will be released because there is still no clear guidance on CBDs and it’s not just Guam but also other jurisdictions in the U.S. that are in this quandary.
The governor did ask the Department of Public Health and Social Services to closely follow the CBDs is the market, especially in the retail outlets.
She stressed that complying with strict labeling regulations are important in order to protect the public’s interest.
On Wednesday, Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio said he has been meeting with Speaker Tina Muna Barnes and the directors of Guam Customs and Quarantine and the Department of Public Health and Social Services as well as the Adelup legal team to try to resolve the CBD issue.
He also said there’s already a registry of bonafide labs whose test results are accepted and cataloged and that there are U.S. CBD products that have already been certified by U.S. labs.
Earlier, the Office of the Attorney General said it will help establish regulations for CBDs and will work with other government of Guam agencies to answer questions about the sale of CBD products as well as recent changes to federal and Guam law pertaining to CBDs.
“Our office will work with our clients – local government agencies – on the establishment and consistent enforcement of regulations for CBD products. When these products are available, we want them to be accurately labeled and safe for consumers,” AG Leevin Camacho said.