The first license to grow medicinal cannabis in Guernsey has been issued by the government. The government hopes that the medical cannabis industry will boost and diversify the island's economy.
"We’re delighted to have been able to approve one business’s application. The granting of the first license represents a significant success, not only for the company itself but also the regulatory framework we put in place and agreed with the UK," said Deputy Al Brouard, President of the Committee for Health and Social Care.
The applications for licenses were made to the Bailiwick of Guernsey Cannabis Agency, which holds responsibility for granting the licenses as well as reviewing, regulating, and inspecting the businesses. The applications are also reviewed by the UK Home Office and a site visit is made before the license is granted.
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