Guam Cultivation Limited to Strains Already on the Island

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Entrepreneurs who want to grow cannabis in Guam will need to cultivate marijuana from plants already growing in the U.S. territory, yet local officials don’t know which strains are currently on the island.

The territory’s medical marijuana program, passed by voters in the November election, could look similar to Arizona’s. Guam public health officials recently visited the state to learn about how to best implement their own system, according to the Pacific News Center.

One big takeaway from the trip was that no marijuana can be imported to the island, so production will have to stem from what’s already there, said Rosanna Rabago, an official with the Department of Public Health and Social Services. The problem is nobody is quite sure which strains are already grown on the island.

“Do we have Golden Goat on Guam? I don’t know,” she said. “Do we have lemon kush or super lemon haze? I don’t know.”

Guam officials are expected to release draft regulations in July, according to the Pacific News Center. Once that’s done, the rules will require approval from the territory’s attorney general, legislature and governor.