Both recreational and medicinal marijuana are legal in Guam. For recreational users, possession is limited to 1 oz or 8 g of THC concentrate for individuals over the age of 21. These adults are also allowed to grow 6 plants for personal use, but only 3 plants can be flowering at any one time. Guam residents who are over the age of 18 and enrolled in the territory’s medical marijuana program are allowed to purchase and possess 2.5 oz and to grow 12 plants, but only 6 plants may be flowering at one time. Despite being legal, marijuana use is prohibited in public places and it is illegal to drive under the influence of THC.
To recommend marijuana to a patient, physicians must be licensed in Guam to prescribe and administer drugs subject to the Guam Uniform Controlled Substances Act. They must also have a bona-fide doctor-patient relationship, and the patient must have a condition for which the physician feels medical marijuana may provide relief. Such conditions include:
• Multiple sclerosis
• PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Spinal cord injury
For more information, visit the website for Guam’s medical cannabis program: https://dphss.guam.gov/medical-cannabis-information-2/.