Medical Marijuana Question to be on November Ballot
Hagåtña- August 5, 2014 – Today the Supreme Court decided to grant the Guam Legislature’s request for a Declaratory Judgment and found that the Guam Election Commission could not refuse to put the Legislative Submission on the ballot this November. The Supreme Court found that the Legislative Submission is not an invalid delegation of legislative authority as the GEC and others have argued. The Supreme Court further found that the Legislature did follow the requirements of Guam law that deals with Legislative Submissions.
Senator Tina Muna Barnes stated, “The Supreme Court has affirmed the Legislature’s ability to allow the people to let their voices be heard through the power of their vote on this very important question - whether patients and their doctors should have the freedom to choose between all available treatment options.”
Senator Aline Yamashita, the co-author of the original medical marijuana bill, said “today is a good day for our people, those who suffer from debilitating conditions and their loved ones will have the opportunity to speak out and I encourage everyone to go out and exercise their right to vote.”