DRT will begin accepting cannabis ID card applications August 29 | Guam News

The Department of Revenue and Taxes will begin accepting cannabis identification card applications on August 29. This is a step towards obtaining a commercial cannabis license. The form will be available online at www.guamtax.com and at DRT’s Compliance Department.

“Beginning Monday, August 29, 2022, DRT’s Compliance Department will begin accepting completed DRT-CICA forms for official officials with the $1,000 application fee for new official official cannabis ID cards payable. cash or check only to the Treasurer of Guam,” DRT said in a press release.

No payment by debit card or credit card will be accepted.

There are six basic steps to obtain a commercial cannabis license by DRT:

  1. File the organizational documents with DRT.
  2. Obtain an Administrative Cannabis Business License from DRT (can be done simultaneously with Step 3).
  3. Apply for an official cannabis-responsible ID card (can be done at the same time as step 2).
  4. Apply for a Cannabis Establishment License.
  5. Apply for a business permit.
  6. Obtain a cannabis business license and subsequently terminate the administrative business license.

DRT Director Dafne Mansapit-Shimizu said it was important for anyone intending to submit applications for official cannabis ID cards in charge to ensure that the official is named in the documents. organizational. These documents can be articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, or other documents, depending on the organizational structure of the business.

Administration Department Director Edward Birn said the handling of receipts from application fees would be no different from other receipts by the Treasurer of Guam, adding that the department had not been notified of any issues. bank regarding potential deposits.

Meanwhile, the purchase of banking services for cannabis-related government fees and tax collection is ongoing.

DRT noted that current Guam law prohibits food products containing cannabis-derived compounds, but that DRT and the Department of Public Health and Human Services are working with the Office of the Attorney General and Senator Clynton Ridgell on legislation to to change the law and allow such food products.

The Guam Cannabis Industry Act of 2019 declassified marijuana, or cannabis, as a Schedule I controlled substance for Guam and permitted the operation of licensed cannabis-related facilities.

The island’s recreational marijuana industry was waiting for rules and regulations to be developed. Those wIt was finally passed by default on May 30, after the Legislative Assembly failed to act on the rules within a specified deadline. This gave the Guam government 90 days to begin accepting and processing license applications.

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