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Cannabis Commission submits homegrown registry program regulation to AG

THE Commonwealth Cannabis Commission has submitted the final draft of the homegrown marijuana registry regulation to the attorney general for review.

Commission Chairwoman Nadine Deleon Guerrero, in a phone interview on Thursday, said, “Once the AG approves it, people can apply for a homegrown registry card/permit for a fee of $75.”

Nadine Deleon Guerrero

The permit, however, does not allow the holder to sell cultivated marijuana to others, she added.

“We are working on the rules for personal use — we have not touched on the commercial and medicinal regulation yet.”

Deleon Guerrero said the commission also submitted a frequently asked question or FAQ sheet to the AG.

“So when we ‘roll out’ the regulation, FAQ sheets will also be provided to the community,” she added.

She said the commission does not expect any issues with the draft regulation for the homegrown registry, adding that it “mirrored” the 2018 Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act or Public Law 20-66 as amended by Public Law 21-5.

The other members of the commission are Matt Deleon Guerrero, Journie Hofschneider, Valentin Taisacan Jr., and Thomas Songsong, who appeared telephonically during the meeting of the commission on Thursday morning.

Chairwoman Deleon Guerrero said they will issue a request for proposals for office space for the processing of homegrown registry applications.

She said they have also looked into some government buildings on Capital Hill, “but they need significant renovations.”

The commission will reconvene next week to conduct interviews with the applicants for the managing director’s position, she added.