Guam has chosen Metrc as its seed-to-sale tracking system, bringing the U.S. territory one step closer to rolling out its medical cannabis program, the Governor’s Office announced on Monday. Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Director Arthur San Agustin said with the selection of a seed-to-sale provider, officials “now can begin to build the framework of Guam’s cannabis regulatory system.”
Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said, “the cannabis industry will benefit [the Guam] community by funding expanded public services in health and public safety, and providing alternative treatment and rehabilitation for people who need it.”
“Over the last decade, we have seen substantial evidence that cannabis has medicinal benefits. With the final review by our Cannabis Control Board on the rules and regulations for the industry, we can more efficiently control recreational use and ensure safe and regulated products.” — Gurrero in a statement
Metrc holds exclusive government contracts in states with medical and adult-use cannabis programs, including Alaska, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.
Jeff Wells, CEO of Metrc, said the firm is “excited to rise to the challenge of this unique regulatory opportunity.”
“We look forward to working with both regulators and licensed business owners to implement the island’s first regulatory track-and-trace program,” he said. “We are proud to play a leading role in ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s legal cannabis market.”
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