Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana
Voters in Guam approved a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana
for “debilitating medical conditions” such as epilepsy, HIV, cancer and glaucoma.
The bill, which passed by
more than 56 percent , makes Guam the first U.S. territory to legalize
The decision marks the first victory in a
flurry of marijuana-related ballot measures this Election Day.
Tom Angell, chairman of the advocacy group Marijuana Majority, told HuffPost,
“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.”