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MPA Students Host Forum on Medical Marijuana


UOG Master of Public Administration Students Host Forum on Medical Marijuana

 The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) will be hosting a public forum with theme, “Medical Marijuana: Engaging the Community.”  The forum will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the IT&E Lecture Hall, Room 131 in the Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero SBPA Building.  The forum will feature panelists who will present their respective viewpoints on medical marijuana, as well as pertinent issues on implementation of Bill No. 215-32-(COR) if it were to become law. 

The forum is hosted by the Master of Public Administration Administrative Law Class under the supervision of Assistant Professor, Ron Aguon. The Medical Marijuana forum is the second in a series this month. The first forum was held on May 3 on the subject of Migrant Crimes.  

There are eleven confirmed panelists who include: Senator Tina Muna-Barnes along with Senator Aline Yamashita, who both introduced Bill No. 215-32-(COR), Chief District Judge Tydingco-Gatewood, and Dr. Jon-Ray Taitano (AMA). Panel members will be presenting their position on Medical Marijuana along the pros and cons if Bill No. 215-32- (COR) is to be passed.  This will be a great opportunity for the public to attend and possibly formulate a position after hearing the opinions of the balanced panel.

"Our practice as graduate students of the UOG Master of Public Administration Program is to seek out a heightened level of understanding of the issues concerning our society, while creating an environment where we can suggest and incubate solutions," said forum chairperson and Master of Public Administration candidate, Anthony R. Quenga. “We look forward to the meaningful discussion that will take place this Saturday, and we highly encourage the community of Guam to attend and participate.”

The public is being invited to attend. For more information or any inquiries, please contact Analyn Gatus Akigami via email: pa540.uogspring14.prom@gmail.com.

May 2014 Medical Marijuana Flyer 

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