In recent years, the legalization of marijuana in America has been moving at a whirlwind pace. As of 2016, medical marijuana became legal in 29 states and Washington D.C., while recreational use is now legal in nine states and Washington D.C. In 2014, Guam became the first U.S. territory to legalize medical marijuana. Despite the enactment of rules and regulations, however, the medical marijuana program remains at a standstill due to the lack of an independent testing lab.
Just the same, advocates for recreational marijuana — including Gov. Eddie Calvo — say it is high time Guam consider growing the pot industry by putting it in the same category as tobacco and alcohol.
As the political pot begins to boil, we asked the gubernatorial candidates where they stand on recreational marijuana.
Following are their responses
Ray Tenorio (R)
Running mate: Tony Ada