Marijuana is legal on Guam but that doesn’t mean island residents won’t be on the hook for a criminal charge if they are found selling the plant or its byproducts.
There have been reports of individuals attempting to sell marijuana plants on social media. In one post, an individual is asking $150 for a marijuana plant. This is a crime, according to GPD spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao who said that the legalization of adult-use cannabis on island regulates what a person can and can’t do as marijuana is still illegal on the federal front.
“Technically, by virtue of what was passed and enacted in the passage of recreational cannabis, I believe under Bill 35-5 it’s prohibited for anyone to sell marijuana or cannabis,” Tapao said.
He added: “Absent a dispensary, you know, this is where we have to understand we can not sell or produce cannabis, fully grown cannabis, but you can gift. It can actually be gifted to individuals but you can not sell or generate revenue from the product itself which is the fully matured cannabis which is the buds or anything derived from the cannabis.”
One can, however, grow three matured plants and three saplings within your home as well as possess up to 1 ounce or 28 grams of mature dried cannabis on your person.
But Tapao says if you are caught selling the plant or its byproducts there are local and federal criminal penalties.