SUMMARY: The Guam Cannabis Industries Act, signed into law on April 4, 2019, legalizes the personal possession of marijuana by adults, and establishes regulations governing the plant’s commercial production and retail sale. Guam is a US territory with an estimated population of 165,000 people.
The law permits those age 21 or older to legally possess and transfer up to one ounce of marijuana flower and/or eight grams of concentrated cannabis. The measure, which took immediate effect, also permits adults to privately cultivate up to six cannabis plants (no more than three mature) in an “enclosed, locked space.” Public consumption of cannabis will remain a violation of law.
The Act creates a new regulatory board to draft rules governing the plant’s commercial production and retail sale. The board has a one-year timeline to adopt rules necessary to permit for the operation of licensed cannabis establishments.
INFORMATION: Bill No. 32-35: The Guam Cannabis Industry Act