Chamoru Land Trust lessees cannot grow cannabis on CHamoru Land Trust property. That’s the word from CLTC legal counsel Nick Toft at today’s board meeting.
“At this time I would strongly advise against the board allowing cannabis cultivation on Chamoru land trust lands,” he said.
The Adult Use Cannabis Industry of 2019 allows adults to grow up to six marijuana plants, but Toft said since cannabis is still a schedule 1 substance illegal under federal law, federal jurisdiction means the CLTC could be held liable since technically the feds can seize cannabis and assets derived from it.
The board had previously decided to allow medicinal marijuana to be grown on CLTC lands, but an official opinion on the matter was lost in transition between former Attorney General Elizabeth Barret Anderson and current AG Leevin Camacho.
The CLTC board chair advised director Jack Hattig to make a…