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Legalizing Weed Scores an Early Victory in an Unlikely Place

Voters in the U.S. territory of Guam have given a green thumbs up to medical marijuana, approving a ballot initiative Tuesday that will, with a doctor’s consent, provide medicinal strains to any patient with “a debilitating medical condition.”

The measure passed with more than 56% voting “Yes,” according to Guam-based KUAM News.

The island will become the first U.S. territory to scale back marijuana prohibition, though full legalization remains a long way off.

“Patients would receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a doctor, who would have to attest that the patient has a debilitating medical condition and the practitioner believes that the potential health benefits of the medical use of cannabis would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient,” according to the Washington Post. [Read More]

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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