Despite a series of delays due to COVID-19, Guam’s cannabis regulators have taken yet another major step toward launching the U.S. island territory’s adult-use cannabis industry. Over the weekend, the Cannabis Control Board wrapped its third and final day of public hearings on its proposed regulations for cannabis sales. The rules were expected in April, one year after Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed into law the Guam Cannabis Industry Act of 2019, but, as Cannabis Wire reported, they were delayed until September due to COVID-19. Those 21 and older are already allowed to grow six plants at home. The regulations, in their current form, allow for sales of cannabis flowers, edibles, and concentrates. The business license types available will be for cultivation, testing, product manufacturing, and retail, and each license must be majority-owned by a Guam resident. Throughout the hearings, speakers often returned to the subject of vertical integration.
Nushin Rashidian, Cannabis Wire, 11/22/2020 19:00:00