Concerns have been raised about how the medicinal-cannabis industry could affect the Island’s character and countryside – with the prospect of security fences being installed along country lanes.
Environment Minister John Young and officers from his department this week answered questions from the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel about the environmental implications of growing cannabis for medical use.
Deputy Young stressed that any development should be carried out sensitively and should not impact on the Island’s ‘beautiful countryside’.
Speaking at the meeting on Thursday, he said: ‘Many States Members, and many members of the public, have raised quite a number of challenging questions about the impact of this industry.’
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