Guam medical pot program at standstill without a testing lab

HAGATNA, Guam — A Guam official says no one has applied for a license to set up an independent testing laboratory nearly two months after Gov. Eddie Calvo signed into law a bill implementing the rules for a medical marijuana program.

The Pacific Daily News reports that the marijuana program, approved by voters in the 2014 General Election, can't start without a testing laboratory. Department of Public Health and Social Services Acting Director Leo Casil said on Thursday that the program is at "a standstill."

Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, who wrote the medical marijuana rules and regulations bill, has said the lack of testing lab applicants could be attributed to a lack of regulations.

Voters overwhelmingly approved legalizing medical marijuana on the island for debilitating medical conditions such as epilepsy, HIV, cancer and glaucoma.

Must Read

Japan's economy slows to snail's pace as exports falter

Aug 15, 2016

Japan's economy slows in the April-June quarter, as weaker exports and business investment weigh on the faltering recovery of the world's third-largest economy

Great Lakes no help for a struggling Trump on road to 270

Aug 15, 2016

Donald Trump needs a place to reset the electoral map, and he seems to be looking at the industrial heartland states on the Great Lakes.

Asian stocks drift pending fresh news; oil takes a breather

Aug 16, 2016

Asian stock markets drifted sideways on Tuesday as the price of oil took a breather from a three-day rally

Search

Obserworld delivers the most accurate and up-to-date world news for the global audience with a thorough research and in-depth interviews. Discover the world through Obserworld.

Contact us: sales[at]obserworld.com