8 May 2017

The UK’s Daily Mirror has reported the following and we will be digging deeper over the next few days. Going by the health minister’s surname things could be happening sooner rather than later !

Island set to become the first place in British Isles to legalise medicinal cannabis

Health minister announced on Tuesday that certain medicinal cannabis products could be available by the autumn

Jersey looks set to become the first place in the British Isles to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes.

The channel island’s health minister announced on Tuesday that certain cannabis products could be available by the autumn.

But the drug would have to be prescribed by a doctor and using it for recreational purposes would still be illegal.

Health minister Andrew Green said: “This is only about legalising specific cannabis-based medicines for clinical use.

“Therefore, it is not about permitting the smoking of cannabis.”

He added that taking cannabis products to the UK and France would be illegal and people could be prosecuted in those jurisdictions.

Jersey is part of the British Isles but outside the United Kingdom as a British Crown Dependency.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/island-set-become-first-place-10355466