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Guam Health Officials to Begin Licensing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

MANGILAO, GUAM —  Health Department officials in Guam are accepting applications from those seeking to become licensed medical cannabis cultivators or providers.

Voters in the US territory decided in the 2014 general election to establish regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of medicinal cannabis to qualified patients.

Lawmakers codified those regulations last December.

Under the law, known as the Joaquin “KC” Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act, physicians may recommend cannabis therapy to any patient for whom he or she believes that such treatment may provide therapeutic relief.

Patients are anticipated to be able to legally obtain medicinal cannabis products from licensed dispensaries by this summer.

Pending legislation endorsed by Guam’s Governor also seeks to legalize, regulate, and tax the use of cannabis by those age 21 or older.

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