Medicinal bill advances in Guam

Posted on June 17th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

OceaniaTerritorial Sen. Rory Respicio June 16 revised and reintroduced his bill that would allow for the medicinal use of marijuana on Guam. Among changes to the Compassionate Health Care Act, now Bill 423, language was added to state that doctors cannot write prescriptions for cannabis, but can recommend its use and certify that recommendation.

"This falls directly in line with decisions by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court," Respicio said, adding that the issue was pointed out by a legislative analyst from the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, DC, who reviewed the bill.

The revised measure includes the establishment of an oversight body, the Medical Cannabis Policy Commission, which would include the Legislature's health committee chairperson, two physicians, a nurse and the public health director, that would meet six times a year to evaluate doctors' recommendations for who may use cannabis. (Pacific Daily News, June 18)


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