How to Get a Guam Marijuana License for Business

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services offers Medical Cannabis Licenses for Cultivation, Manufacturing, Dispensaries, and Medical Testing Laboratories.

Types of licenses

Commercial Cultivation Type 1, 2 or 3: These businesses are permittred to plant, grow, harvest, dry, cure, grade and trim marijuana plants in an area of up to 2,500 sq feet, 5000 sq ft, or 10,000 sq ft depending on the license type. All of the cultivated area must be located on a single premises.

Commercial Manufacturing Facility: A facility that processes, packages, or blends marijuana-infused products.

Dispensary: A facility that sells marijuana products to the end consumer either at a permanent retail location or by delivery

Medical Cannabis Testing Laboratory: A facility that tests marijuana products for contaminants and THC and CBD levels.

 

Who can qualify?

To be eligible for a Marijuana Business License in Guam 51% of the ownership of the proposed business must be held by residents of Guam. None of the members of the business or ownership can have been part of a licensed medical marijuana business that had its license revoked in the previous 3 years. None of the officers, owners or board members can be under 21 years of age. The business cannot employ anyone under the age of 21 or who has been convicted of a felony, or anyone that practices medicine and provides written certifications for medical marijuana use.

 

How much does it cost?

Commercial Cultivation licenses have an application fee of $2000 for Type 1, $5000 for Type 2, and $10,000 for Type 3. In addition there is an Initial License Fee of $3000 for Type 1, $5000 for Type 2, and $10,000 for Type 3.

Commercial Manufacturing Facility and Dispensary licenses have an application fee of $5,000 and an initial license fee of $5,000

Medical Cannabis Testing Laboratory licenses have an application fee of $2,000 and an initial license fee of $2,000

 

How do I apply?

Before applying the following documents are required:

  • Proof of Guam Residency
  • Clearance from the Police, Court and Attorney General for each business owner, official or board member
  • Proof that the proposed premises is not within a Drug Free School Zone
  • Proof of legal right  to use the premises being permitted
  • A Business License from the Department of Revenue and Taxation and a Business Privilege Tax Number
  • Documented Operating Procedures including Equipment handling and sanitation, security and inventory control system
  • A certified letter from the Department of Land Management showing that the premises is within the zoning requirements
  • HVAC plan

After all of the required documents have been submitted with a completed application form the department will have 30 days to issue a decision. If the application is approved the business must then be inspected and issued a Permit to Operate.

Visit our State Guide for more information on getting a Marijuana License in your State.

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