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Guam cannabis board considers rule revisions

Guam's cannabis board will review and potentially approve the proposed changes to cannabis industry rules and regulations. Once the changes are approved by the board, the rules will again be sent to the AG for review; if the AG approves, says Chairwoman Vanessa Williams, the revised rules will then be transmitted to the Legislature for the final review under the Administrative Adjudication Law. 

If everything proceeds smoothly, the legislative review will possibly cap what has been an extended prerequisite process to setting up a cannabis industry on island.

The Guam Cannabis Industry Act was signed into law in mid-2019. It decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older, and established a framework for the creation of a cannabis industry. The rules and regulations for that industry were to be adopted within a year of the law's enactment, or by April 2020.

Moving well past that initial due date, thanks to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the draft rules were finally completed in March this year, and then sent to the AG, only to be returned with suggested amendments.

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