Hafa Adai!

Public Law 33-220, also known as the “Joaquin (KC) Concepcion, II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013”, allows the beneficial use of medical cannabis by qualified patients to alleviate symptoms caused by their debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments. The rules and regulations that govern the medical cannabis program were passed in 2018 and became Public Law 34-80. With the enactment of Public Law 34-125, qualified patients and designated caregivers are now authorized to cultivate medical cannabis at home until a dispensary is operational.

Medical Cannabis Program Office 

Northern Regional Community Health Center 

520 West Santa Monica Avenue, Dededo, Guam 

Tel: (671) 635-7478

email: medicalcannabis@dphss.guam.gov*



The Medical Cannabis Regulation Commission Virtual Meeting will be held

Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 5pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89155186457?pwd=OFdrVnh0bUVsaE1EdkVTTS81VFRrZz09

Meeting ID: 891 5518 6457        Passcode: 167076 

The meeting will be streaming live on https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076958476229

Please call 671-635-7478 or email: medicalcannabis@dphss.guam.gov by Wednesday, May 4, 2022 for further information.

For documents for reference during our meeting, please visit our website at http://dphss.guam.gov/medical-cannabis-information


  1. Hafa Adai and Call to Order
  2. Roll Call of Members

3.  Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes

4. Review of Proposed Rules and Regulations submitted by the Cannabis Control Board to the Legislature and possible impact on Medical Cannabis Program

5. Regulatory compliance Training

6. Membership vacancy as a result of relocation of Dr. Gearlan’s relocation

(representing the field of oncology, neurology, psychiatry, pain management, who shall be board-     certified in his or her area of specialty and knowledgeable about the medical use of  cannabis)

7. Open Forum/Public Comment

8. Adjournment

 This ad was paid for with DPHSS Medical Cannabis Program Budget Funds.



*** Meeting Minutes 2021***

MAY 2021

April 2021

MARCH 4 2021

*** Financials 2022 ***


Who qualifies for medical cannabis?

Patients with debilitating medical conditions, as determined by a physician, qualify for medical cannabis. Debilitating medical conditions are defined as:

  1. Cancer;
  2. Glaucoma;
  3. Multiple sclerosis;
  4. Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord, with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity;
  5. Epilepsy;
  6. Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired;
  7. Admitted into hospice care in accordance with rules promulgated under this Act;
  8. Post-traumatic stress disorder;
  9. Rheumatoid arthritis or similar chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorders; or
  10. Any other medical condition, medical treatment or disease for which the qualified patient’s practitioner has determined that the use of medical cannabis may provide relief.

Do I need a Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Registry Card to be a qualified patient?

Though a DPHSS Registry Card is not required, patients find it convenient as they are allowed to carry up to 2.5 ounces of your medication without legal ramifications.


Patient must be eighteen years of age or above, or in the case of a minor, a primary caregiver must apply with DPHSS Medical Marijuana Program to serve as the Primary Caregiver for the Minor.

Step 1.  Contact and schedule an appointment with your Practitioner and inform him/her of your interest in Medical Cannabis Written Certification to address your debilitating disease.

Practitioner – According to Public Law 33-220 and Public Law 34-80: Section 10003 (yy) – Practitioner is defined as “a person licensed in Guam to prescribe and administer drugs that are subject to the Guam Uniform Controlled Substances Act.  A practitioner shall not be a doctor of veterinary medicine or practice veterinary medicine.”

In addition, the law also stipulates in Section 10003 (d), that you must have a

“Bona fide patient-practitioner relationship–Section 10003 (d) – “… the practitioner shall:

  • Review the medical history of the qualified patient;
  • Provide information and explain to the qualified patient about the benefits and risks of medical cannabis, prepared medical cannabis and medical cannabis products;
  • Perform or have performed an appropriate examination of the qualified patient, either physically or by the use of instrumentation and diagnostic equipment through which images and medical records and diagnostic equipment through which images and medical records and diagnostic equipment through which images and medical records may be transmitted electronically; except for medical emergencies , the examination of the patient shall have been performed by the practitioner himself or by a consulting practitioner prior to issuing a recommendation for medical cannabis, prepared medical cannabis and medical cannabis products; and
  • Initiate additional interventions and follow-up care.”

Step 2.  Down load or obtain a copy of Form 2A – Medical Cannabis Written Certification prior to your appointment and request your Practitioner to sign and complete the Written Certification Form.

Step 3.  Ask your Practitioner to transmit a copy of the signed written certificate to DPHSS within 24 hours after certifying the qualified patient either by fax or email to medicalcannabis@dphss.guam.gov

Step 4. Complete the Application for Medical Cannabis Qualified Patient (Form 1A), and schedule an appointment to submit your application by calling (671) 635-7477or email medicalcannabis@dphss.guam.gov

Step 5.  Submit your application with a current government issue photo identification.

After completing the above procedures, you will be contacted to pick up your Medical Cannabis registry card.

Medical Cannabis Written Certifications are valid for one (1) year from the date of practitioner’s certification and must be in the Qualified Patient’s possession when carrying medical cannabis.

What are the fees for applying for a Registry Identification Card?

Fees vary depending on the type of Registry Identification Card is being applied for. The table below details the individual fees for each type:

Type of Registry Initial Fee Renewal Fee Replacement Fee Late Fee
Qualified Patient $15 $10 $10 $5
Primary/Designated Caregiver $100 $75 $10 $5

For all other information, please email your inquiries to medicalcannabis@dphss.guam.gov.

Medical Cannabis Program Practitioners who have consented to have their names published.

Name Business Address Contact Number
Akoma, Ugochukwu E. Guam Medical Plaza, Tamuning 588-2873
Friedman, Samuel Guam Medical Plaza, Tamuning 647-4656
Hafner, Daniel GRMC Wellness Clinic 988-2418

Guam Medical practitioners who would like to have their names added may email medicalcannabis@dphss.guam.gov for more information.


The Department shall maintain links to sites such as, but not limited to USDA, the Guam Department of Agriculture, the USEPA and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency that provide information on dangerous or potentially dangerous pesticides, fertilizers, and other substances, chemicals or compounds that are not recommended or are prohibited in the cultivation of crops, including cannabis.  The list does not have to be exhaustive or authoritative but shall be updated as new resources become known to the Department.

Only food grade and tobacco grade pesticides, fertilizers and other substances, chemicals and compounds that are recognized as safe by the USDA and USEPA for such purposes may be used for home cultivation pursuant to this Section.

Here’s the link:

Pesticides | US EPA

Pesticide Products (orst.edu)

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