More Than One Year Later Still No Medical Marijuana. What’s The Holdup?

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Back in October of last year, Public Health submitted the final draft of rules and regulations to the AG’s office for review.

Guam – It’s been well over a year since residents voted to make medical marijuana legal and there are still no rules and regulations to allow for the implementation of the program.

 

Back in October of last year, public health submitted the final draft of rules and regulations to the AG’s office for review. The review stalled when in December of last year, the AG’s office informed Department of Public Health Director James Gilan that the proposed fee structure within the final draft were essentially a form of taxation. As a result, Gilan said that they had to find other ways to fund medical marijuana, or else the legislature would have to ultimately pay for the program. Today Gilan told PNC that he is not sure when they will be done reviewing the final draft rules and regulations for medical marijuana. However he says that his office and the AG’s office have been meeting on a fairly regular basis to discuss changes that will be made to the final draft.