Options still being considered for medicinal marijuana measure - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Options still being considered for medicinal marijuana measure

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It's been a week since the Guam Election Commission voted to not place the medicinal marijuana measure on this year's general election ballot. The measure was submitted as a legislative submission by way of Bill 215 authored by Senators Tina Muna Barnes and Aline Yamashita. It was earlier this week when Yamashita told KUAM that several options were being looked at with the mostly likely scenario being to seek a declaratory judgment with the court. No official decision has been made just yet. In the meantime, both senators are still putting together the arguments in favor of the measure as required by the rules of a legislative submission. The previous deadline to submit to the speaker was last week. Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. who was tasked with writing the argument against Bill 215 says he had his position papers ready but didn't submit them because of the GEC's decision. Had the measure gone through and based on legislative submission requirements, arguments were due 45 days to the GEC after the referendum's submission, which was transmitted to the GEC on February 4.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Robert Afaisen named source of largest cocaine bust ever

    Robert Afaisen named source of largest cocaine bust ever

    An indictment has been handed down against the defendants charged in what GPD is calling their largest cocaine bust ever. Court documents identify Robert Afaisen as the source of the drugs. He reportedly told police the drugs washed up on the shore of hisMore >>
    An indictment has been handed down against the defendants charged in what GPD is calling their largest cocaine bust ever. Court documents identify Robert Afaisen as the source of the drugs. He reportedly told police the drugs washed up on the shore of hisMore >>
  • Pounds of crystal meth found in cargo

    Pounds of crystal meth found in cargo

    Unsealed in the District Court of Guam today, pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine found in cargo. The case going back nearly two years. According to court filings, customs officers were inspecting cargo when they discovered more than 5-pounds of sMore >>
    Unsealed in the District Court of Guam today, pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine found in cargo. The case going back nearly two years. According to court filings, customs officers were inspecting cargo when they discovered more than 5-pounds of sMore >>
  • Charissa Tenorio makes court appearance

    Charissa Tenorio makes court appearance

    Arrested on criminal charges, but only walking away with a traffic ticket. This is the case for 34-year-old Charissa Marie Tenorio, the woman whose arrest was linked to an apparent scheme to smuggle prison contraband. Tenorio appeared in court on Friday aMore >>
    Arrested on criminal charges, but only walking away with a traffic ticket. This is the case for 34-year-old Charissa Marie Tenorio, the woman whose arrest was linked to an apparent scheme to smuggle prison contraband. Tenorio appeared in court on Friday aMore >>
Powered by Frankly