Guam Cannabis Laws

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Legal status

  • Fully legal

Possession limits

  • Medical patients

    2.5 oz

  • Recreational users

    1 oz

State taxes

  • Medical patients

    0%

  • Recreational users

    15%

Cultivation

  • Medical patients

    18 plantsMax 6 mature

  • Recreational users

    18 plantsMax 6 mature


  • Cultivation is legal
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Application process

To apply for a medical cannabis card in the state of Guam

Get approved by a doctor, then apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

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Table of contents

  1. Is cannabis legal in Guam?
  2. What are the medical marijuana laws in Guam?
  3. What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Guam?
  4. How do I get certified for medical cannabis in Guam?
  5. Is telemedicine allowed for medical cannabis consultations in Guam?
  6. How much cannabis can I possess in Guam with an MMJ Card?
  7. Is it legal to grow cannabis in Guam?
  8. Does Guam accept cards from other countries?
  9. Will my Guam card be accepted in other countries?
  10. Are there employment laws protecting medical cannabis card holders in Guam?
  11. What are the medical cannabis product testing requirements in Guam?
  12. Where is it safe to purchase cannabis in Guam?
  13. Where is it safe to consume marijuana in Guam?

Both medical marijuana and adult use of cannabis is legal in Guam.


What are the medical marijuana laws in Guam?

Medical cannabis:

2010

Bill 420 is proposed and would have legalized medical marijuana. However, the bill was defeated.

2014

Proposal 14-A legalizes medical marijuana in Guam, becoming the first U.S. territory to do so.

Recreational cannabis:

2017

Governor Eddie Calvo proposed a bill called the Marijuana Control Law to legalize recreational cannabis in Guam. The bill was not successful.

2019

Guam legalizes recreational cannabis via Bill 32-35, also known as the Guam Cannabis Industry Act of 2019.


What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Guam?

The Guam law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injury or other conditions that causes intractable spasticity
  • Any patient admitted into hospice care
  • Any patient with a condition “for which the qualified patient’s practitioner has determined that the use of medical cannabis may provide relief.”

How do I get certified for medical cannabis in Guam?

At this time, Leafwell does not operate in Guam.


Is telemedicine allowed for medical cannabis consultations in Guam?

Yes, telemedicine is legal in Guam, and you can get certified for cannabis online.


How much cannabis can I possess in Guam with an MMJ Card?

Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 2.5 ounces.

A person aged 21 or over may possess up to one ounce of cannabis and either 8 grams of cannabis concentrate or cannabis-infused products containing up to 800 mg of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

An adult may possess the cannabis produced by the cannabis plants grown on their property.


Both medical marijuana patients and adult users can grow up to 6 mature plants and 12 immature plants on their property. The right to grow may only exist until dispensaries are running.


Does Guam accept cards from other countries?

Guam’s medical marijuana laws only apply to the territory’s residents, and Guam does not recognize other states’ medical marijuana cards and does not have reciprocity.


Will my Guam card be accepted in other countries?

Some states recognize medical marijuana cards from other states with a working medical cannabis program, which is called “reciprocity.” Some states recognize a medical marijuana card issued by the territory of Guam in the U.S.

The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Washington, D.C.

However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is acceptable) – just that the state’s medical marijuana laws protect you to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and intend to purchase medical marijuana.

The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also accountable to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.

The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • West Virginia (cancer patients only)

Are there employment laws protecting medical cannabis cardholders in Guam?

Employers are not required to accommodate medical cannabis use for employees, and patients who use medical marijuana are not necessarily entitled to a waiver of the employer’s drug test under state disability law.


What are the medical cannabis product testing requirements in Guam?

Medical cannabis in Guam must be tested for microbial, residual solvents, metals, pesticides, chemicals, mold, mildew, and filth. Cannabinoid potency must also be tested for.


Where is it safe to purchase cannabis in Guam?

In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.


Where is it safe to consume marijuana in Guam?

All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks, or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals, or any additional such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members’ clubs and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.

The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense, generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.