What’s Next for Guam’s Medical Marijuana?

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Senator Barnes submitted her recommendations and amendments for the final draft rules and regulations on Monday.

Guam – The fate of Guam’s medical marijuana program is now in the Committee for Health and Committee Chair Dennis Rodriguez Jr. Says sweeping changes will be made to the current rules and regulations.

 

Senator Tina Muna-Barnes submitted her recommendations and amendments for the final draft rules and regulations on Monday. Barnes was head of a subcommittee that held four public hearings on the final draft rules and regulations for Guam’s medical marijuana. During those hearings, many residents raised concerns with the final draft rules and regulations, specifically over the high licensing fees, and patient access and security. Medical cannabis advocate urged lawmakers to scrap the current medical marijuana program altogether and start new.

“Absolutely, were open to starting from scratch, I don’t believe we have to. I think using what has already been proffered from public health and looking at the testimonies provided during the informational hearings, we can start from there, so we don’t really have to start from scratch,” said Rodriguez Jr. “The likely options are either amending it or if we do have to go down the path of rejecting it, its because we want to preserve the opportunity to still have the time to be able to do that.”