Open a Dispensary in Guam

Summary of Marijuana Laws

In 2014 the US island territory of Guam passed Proposal 14A, a medical marijuana law referred by the legislature to voters. The law, known as the “Joaquin (KC) Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act”, allows qualifying patients to cultivate and possess a three-month supply of cannabis. In 2016 and 2018, additional implementing regulations were passed, but the program is running into political and logistical roadblocks. Until a laboratory is licensed, the program will not be able to operate.


Guam is only accepting laboratory applications at this time.

The financial impact analysis estimates that Guam will license 3 dispensaries with 4 staff each and 10 cultivation sites with 4 staff each. This estimate is based on interest expressed by the public.


In February 2018, however, rules expanded the program to allow non-residents to access medical cannabis while visiting Guam, which could greatly impact these estimates.


License types include multiple types of commercial medical marijuana cultivation, based on square footage of canopy, as well as medical marijuana manufacturing, medical marijuana dispensary, and medical marijuana laboratory licenses.


Content updated July 19, 2018.