Two public hearings and a public markup have been scheduled tentatively for the medical cannabis program's draft rules and regulations. Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. hopes his committee can report out a final draft for the legislature's approval before Christmas.
"What comes of this will be a newly-regulated industry, so I'm hoping for the best minds on all sides of this issue to participate in these hearings and markup," Sen. Rodriguez said. "I'm inviting everyone to the table."
In anticipation of Rules Committee referral to the senator's committee, Rodriguez has scheduled the following on the legislative calendar:
First public hearing
Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Guam Congress Building
The committee will receive testimony for the first time on the draft rules and regulations. Comments from this hearing will form the foundation for discussions during the public markup.
Public markup meeting
To be scheduled between the two public hearings; to be announced.
The committee will facilitate debate on the draft rules and regulations, starting with the sections of the draft most contested during the first public hearing. The result of this discussion and debate will be changes, or the markup, of the draft, and its transformation into a final draft. This markup will be publicly distributed in time for all interested to go over and comment during the second public hearing.
Second public hearing
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Guam Congress Building
This is when the final draft of the rules and regulations will be publicly heard, in case substantial changes were made to the first draft. The committee likely will report the bill with the marked up and final draft rules and regulations to the full Legislature for consideration.
You may find the draft rules and regulations attached to Bill No. 210-34 on the Legislature's website,, or by clicking the following link: Medical cannabis draft rules & regulations.

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