by Nick Delgado
Guam - Patients treated at veterans hospitals and clinics will now be allowed to use medical marijuana in states where it's legal, according to a recently-issued U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs directive. Combat veteran and advocate Art Mesa says he supports local Bill 423, to legalize medicinal marijuana on Guam, so that the directive can benefit veterans here, as well.
Mesa told KUAM News, "They're finding that it is very helpful to veterans particularly with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and so if the VA approves it all I can say is that I hope that they approve it here."
Bill 423 went up for a public hearing last week, the legislation was introduced by Senator Rory Respicio.