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Guam Voters Back Medical Marijuana

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It looks like marijuana reform has already scored one victory on this election day. The voters of Guam have decided to back medical marijuana.

According to Gaumpdn, with all 58 precincts reporting, Proposal 14A is winning 19,544 votes yes to 15,096 vote no. The measure will legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualified medical conditions and create a regulated system for patients to access their medicine.

This will make Guam the first American territory with medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is legal under the law in roughly half the states but still illegal under federal law.

Across the United States, voters in several states, counties, cities and districts are getting the chance to weigh in on marijuana reform ballot measures. The most important elections are the the marijuana legalization measures on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia plus the medical marijuana amendment on the ballot in Florida.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com

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