With 50 of 58 precincts counted, medical marijuana is winning in Guam by a margin of 56% to 44%. It’s a great day for the patients of Guam, who will soon have a new way to medicate that is much safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Under Guam’s new law, a patient can possess an “adequate supply” of medical marijuana. This is defined as three months, but what the true amount will be will be determined by The Department of Public Health and Social Services.
“The marijuana majority is a truly global phenomenon. People all across the world are ready to move beyond failed prohibition laws, especially when seriously ill patients are criminalized just for following their doctors’ recommendations. With these election results, U.S. territories stretching from Guam — where America’s day begins near the International Date Line — to Hawaii and Alaska have sensible laws that let patients use marijuana without fear of arrest. And this is just the beginning of a very big day. It’s likely that we’ll see other important marijuana reforms enacted today as election results come in from races across the U.S.”
There are still a lot of details to be worked out for Guam’s new law, almost all of which will be determined by The Department of Public Health and Social Services. This is the first victory for the 2014 Election, with hopefully more soon to follow. Florida will also be voting on medical marijuana. Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. will be voting on marijuana legalization, and a handful of municipalities will be voting on marijuana reform as well.
If you haven’t voted yet, please do so, as every race is close!