GUAM – Senator Rory Respicio introduced a bill to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Bill no. 420 also establishes “compassionate health care centers” to grow, process and distribute marijuana by prescription only.
The bill allows patients to grow up to three marijuana plants and to carry a maximum of three ounces of marijuana as long as they have doctors prescription for marijuana use.
If Respicio’s bill becomes law, patients who would qualify for marijuana use include those with cancer, HIV, AIDS, any chronic or debilitating disease, or for any treatment which causes cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures and severe or persistent muscle spasms.
Respicio sent a letter to all his colleague asking for their support for his measure.