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Guam attorney drops medical marijuana challenge

February 2, 2015

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam attorney has agreed to drop his legal challenge to a voter-approved medical marijuana initiative.

Pacific Daily News (http://is.gd/SFYDlF) reports lawyer Howard Trapp filed a federal lawsuit against the Guam Election Commission in late October to prevent it from certifying the results of the November medical marijuana vote.

A federal judge ruled Trapp had no legal standing to bring the case. Trapp filed a notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trapp and Guam Election Commission attorney Jeffrey Cook signed an agreement Wednesday to dismiss Trapp’s lawsuit. A notice from the appellate court, dated Thursday, says the court granted the request to dismiss Trapp’s appeal.

Trapp said Friday there is no longer any reason to sue the commission because it already has certified the initiative.

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