Guam likely approves medical marijuana measure

With nearly all of Guam's precincts counted, unofficial election results indicate the majority of voters want to legalize medical marijuana.

Pacific Daily News reports 56 out of 58 precincts have been counted in Tuesday's general election and more than 56 percent of voters approved the measure.

The Guam Election Commission is expected to certify results Wednesday.

An attorney had asked the U.S. District Court in Guam to stop the referendum on medical marijuana from appearing on the November ballot.

The Commission earlier raised similar concerns about the legislative submission process. It initially refused to prepare the marijuana question for the ballot. But the island's Supreme Court decided the process was valid.

The referendum directs the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services to regulate medical marijuana use.

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