Patients, Stakeholders Get Opportunity to Learn More About Guam’s Medical Marijuana Program

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Bill 345, a bill to reject the current proposed rules and regulations for medical marijuana was passed by the legislature. 

Guam – All sorts of questions and answers regarding the future of medical cannabis on Guam were answered at a medical cannabis workshop at the Pacific Star Resort.

 

Prospective patients and stakeholders for the program had the chance to pose questions to senator Tina Muna-Barnes, the sponsor of Guam’s medical marijuana program as well as medical cannabis advocate Andrea Pellicani. The event was formed and sponsored by local advocacy groups, Women Grow Guam and Grassroots Guam. Questions ranged from the differences between doctor recommendations and prescriptions to Senator Barne’s timeline for the two remaining medical marijuana bills hitting the legislative floor. Senator Barnes says she will push to get her bills on the floor by the august session. She also says, right now, she has about 4 or 5 votes secured for bill 343, the bill to enact a new set of rules and regulations for medical marijuana. The workshop allowed stakeholders to ask questions about the program for example, a stakeholder asked about the legal protections for patients or stakeholders who want to take part in the medical marijuana program.

 

“Because the program has not been enacted it is not legal at this time but in the current KC Concepcion act, there are legal protections that are in there. This is just to repeal that one and reenact a stringer one so there are already legal protections that have been passed,” said Pellicani.

 

Bill 345, a bill to reject the current proposed rules and regulations for medical marijuana was passed by the legislature last month.