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Medicinal marijuana bill may be amended over language concerns

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Last week we told you about concern raised over legislation that would let voters decide on whether medicinal marijuana should be legalized on Guam. Bill 215 is under review by the Guam Election Commission who recently raised issue with language over a binding referendum and a legislative submission. The bill's co-author Senator Aline Yamashita tells KUAM News that an amendment to clarify the language from a legislative submission rather than a referendum will be made during the next legislative session in the upcoming weeks.

She adds the verbiage will be changed in one section but not in the title and hopes the body will support the amendment. GEC's legal counsel Jeff Cook was unavailable for comment. Local attorney Howard Trapp however tells KUAM News that the Guam Legislature can only create laws by voting on it themselves further criticizing Bill 215 saying you can't let the people of Guam decide on the matter because it's inconsistent with the law of the United States.

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