October 30, 2014

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit On Guam Medical Marijuana Vote

October 30, 2014
guam medical marijuana

guam medical marijuanaThere are some big votes happening next week across America. Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. are voting on marijuana legalization. A handful of cities in Maine and Michigan are also voting on marijuana legalization. Of course, there’s also Florida voting on medical marijuana. But one vote is often overlooked during the ‘marijuana midterm elections.’ That’s the United States territory of Guam, who is voting on a medical marijuana bill during the 2014 Election.

There was a lawsuit challenging the placement of the measure on the ballot, but that lawsuit was dismissed this week. Per Guampdn.Com:

U.S. District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood yesterday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged next month’s vote on medical marijuana, saying the resident who brought the case, attorney Howard Trapp, does not have legal standing.

In an order issued yesterday, Tydingco-Gatewood said federal courts don’t accept “generalized” grievances about government conduct, and Trapp failed to demonstrate that his complaint about the pending marijuana vote is “distinguishable from the general interest of every citizen of Guam.”

Every patient on the planet should be able to use medical marijuana if it helps treat their condition(s). Anyone who says otherwise lacks compassion and logic. I hope Guam legalizes medical marijuana. We will find out soon!


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