Guam has a medical marijuana program, but there is no state-licensed dispensary opened as of yet. Hopefully, this will change soon. In the meantime, here’s a guide to getting a medical marijuana card in Guam, as well as some of the laws behind it …
In-person only. Patient must have a bona-fide relationship with doctor.
How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card?
18 years-old. Caregivers must also be 21 years-old. Younger patients may be able to get a medical marijuana card under the advice of a physician.
How Long Does it take to Get My MMJ Card?
Around 1 month. Could potentially be longer. Guam legalized medical marijuana in 2014, but a Cannabis Commission has not been properly set up. This means getting a MMJ card might take some time in Guam.
$15. $100 for primary caregivers.
Possession Limit (Medical Marijuana Patients)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Any conditions that cause intractable spasticity
- Any patient admitted into hospice care
- Any condition “for which the qualified patient’s practitioner has determined that the use of medical cannabis may provide relief”
Medical Marijuana Laws
Possession of 1 ounce or less is decriminalized in Guam, with no incarceration and a $100 fine. This is for those without a valid medical marijuana card.
Possession of any more than 1 ounce is considered a Misdemeanor, with a 60-day prison sentence and/or a $500 fine.
Possession of any amount near a school is up to 1 year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
Distribution of any amount is 10-20 years imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine.
A second offense of cannabis distribution is a 15 years-life imprisonment and/or a $100,000 fine.
Penalties for hashish and concentrates are the same as for marijuana.
Having a person under 18 involved in any marijuana-related crime will add 3 years to the sentence.
For those with a medical marijuana card, the possession limit is 2.5 ounces.
Home cultivation is prohibited.
State-licensed dispensaries are allowed, but none are operational as of yet.
There is a caregiver program. Caregivers must be aged 21 or over.
Medical marijuana patients must be aged 18 or over.