Guam Officials Discuss Non-Resident MMJ Access

February 2, 2017

Guam's medical marijuana law may be due for another amendment as the Calvo administration and local agencies determine what can be done to foster medical tourism on the island.

Koichi Maeda, head of the Japan Medical Marijuana Association, met with Gov. Eddie Calvo yesterday afternoon to talk about access to medical marijuana for non-residents.

A provision in the Joaquin "KC" Concepcion Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013 limits access to Guam residents, according to government officials. Calvo, who had recently championed the legalization of recreational marijuana through proposed legislation, stated that he was not aware the provision existed but appeared amenable to changing the law so that it would allow for non-resident access.

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