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February 16 2015

Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana

"Voters in Guam approved a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for ""debilitating medical conditions"" such as epilepsy, HIV, cancer and glaucoma. The bill, which passed by more than 56 percent, makes Guam the first U.S. territory to legalize medical pot. The decision marks the first victory in a flurry of marijuana-related ballot measures this Election Day. Tom Angell, chairman of the advocacy group Marijuana Majority, told HuffPost, ""People all across the world are ready to move beyond failed prohibition laws, especially when seriously ill patients are criminalized just for following their doctors' recommendations"""