Governor, Nelson clash over marijuana

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero (PNC file photo)

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has responded to Vice Speaker Telena Nelson’s charge that the latest cases of marijuana found in students can be attributed to Adelup’s push for the passage of recreational marijuana.

In an interview with Patti Arroyo on NewsTalk K57, the governor said she doesn’t agree with the vice speaker and said her administration has made responsible decisions about legalizing marijuana.

“I believe we put in the controls and regulations. It’s on all of us to make sure that everyone complies with the law. I think parents should also be on top of it and teachers should recognize symptoms of use,” the governor said.

She added that even if marijuana was not legalized, the smuggling of marijuana contraband could have still happened.

The governor also had sharp words for the vice speaker, asking the vice speaker to unite with her instead engaging in the blame game.

“I don’t condone at all drugs in our schools. We have no tolerance for this in our middle schools and high schools. I think the vice speaker is being derelict in her responsibility. We cannot be blaming each other, we need to be working together. It’s everyone’s responsibility to make sure our schools are safe,” the governor said.