Guam moves ahead with medical marijuana ballot

2014-09-29 22:26


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Hagatna - An election official in Guam says a medical marijuana vote will go forward as planned unless told otherwise.

The Pacific Daily News reports the Guam Election Commission is planning for the issue to be on the November ballot.

Last week, an attorney filed a federal lawsuit to stop the vote. Lawyer Howard Trapp says the Legislature can't legally "pass the buck" to voters when it comes to passing legislation.

A US District Court judge has given the Guam Election Commission until 7 October to respond to the lawsuit.

The commission's executive director, Maria Pangelinan, says the commission will continue with the vote until a court or its lawyers tell them to stop.

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