Guam clarifies adult-use marijuana rules ahead of new industry regulations

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Guam, a U.S. territory, reminded businesses and consumers that recreational cannabis sales remain prohibited until the new rules to govern the industry are completed. 

The Western Pacific island approved the creation of an adult-use cannabis market earlier this year

The Cannabis Control Board has until April 2020 to finalize a set of rules and regulations to enforce the law.

Those regulations will include rules involving the issuance of licenses to operate cannabis retail and cultivation facilities, plus labeling and packaging requirements, advertising restrictions and a seed-to-sale tracking system.

In Friday’s update, the Cannabis Control Board reminded businesses and consumers that:

  • Cannabis consumption for recreational purposes is currently allowed for anyone 21 or older.
  • Possession is legal up to 28 grams (1 ounce) of dried flower, but concentrates and infused cannabis products are not allowed until a licensed retailer is established.
  • Cultivation is allowed on private property for up to three flowering plants plus three non-flowering plants. All plants must be in an enclosed area and out of public sight. 
  • Selling recreational marijuana remains prohibited because the rules governing retail licenses are not yet finalized.
  • Cannabis may be gifted up to 28 grams.