The Jersey Post reports
A JERSEY-based medicinal cannabis firm has completed the “remarkable achievement” of making its first commercial shipment to the UK – after four years of preparation.
Northern Leaf, which has a production capacity of eight tonnes per year, is also the first local grower to have achieved accreditation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the UK.
The company has said it is in a “prime position” to serve the UK market, where an estimated 32,000 medicinal cannabis patients can now benefit from a Jersey-grown product.
Northern Leaf yesterday announced that it had made the first ever commercial shipment of high-THC medical cannabis flower from a company based in Great Britain to patients in the UK.
The company’s chief executive, Don Perrott, said: “We are thrilled to provide patients in the UK with the first locally-grown medicinal cannabis product.
“After four years of preparation to complete our state-of-the-art facility and achieve our GMP status, to supply patients at home and abroad with a high quality product is a remarkable achievement.”