Guam: Cannabis workshop educates on new program, future potential

After passage of Public Law 33-220, which officially implemented regulations for the island's medical marijuana program, Grassroots Guam hosted a second Medical Cannabis Patient Workshop last Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

According to Andrea Pellacani, managing partner of Grassroots Guam, the workshop’s goal was to further educate patients on various topics, including the possible legalization of recreational marijuana, the implementation of the current medical cannabis program, patient responsibilities and rights, cannabis biology and conditional treatment, and how to register into the program.

“People weren’t prepared to talk about this before, but as we continued to grow and as the program nears, we’re starting to normalize the conversation,” Pellacani said. “That’s the only way for us to learn about cannabis, its benefits, and if it might be right for us or not. It starts with education, and we shouldn’t be ashamed of something that could be beneficial

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