by Nick Delgado
Guam - "Fake pot" as lawmakers called it during today's public hearing on Bill 386 which would completely make all types of salvia divinorum, Spice and other synthetic cannabinoids a schedule one controlled substance and thereby illegal. Representatives from the Attorney General's Office, Guam Customs and Quarantine and Public Health testified in support of the measure.
The bill was prompted after several students were caught in local high schools smoking spice. GW High School assistant principal Gaylene Cruz said, "Students are misled they think it's a cheap hit and they can get the same high as marijuana, but what I saw when a student came in to the office and can literally barely stand I knew something had to be done to stop this from continuing on our island. I also hold the business owners accountable I think they have a responsibility to our community as well as our parents and students, what's to say if this gets in the hands of an elementary or middle school student."
Lawmakers also discussed Bill 385, which would place employment limitations on convicted sex offenders.