UK: "Jersey's medicinal cannabis industry progressing as planned"

A plan to create a medicinal cannabis industry in Jersey is progressing as planned and more operators are likely to begin growing soon, the Economic Development Minster has said.

Senator Lyndon Farnham made the comments after Northern Leaf, who are based at the former Tamba Park site, were given permission to replace a fire-damaged 18,182 sq metre glasshouse at the site.

In recent years, several sets of plans have been submitted to create medicinal cannabis farms across other parts of Jersey. But only a small number of these appear to have to fruition. These include schemes for Northend Vineries, Fauvic Nurseries and a farm near St Mary’s Village. Plans have also been approved for a ‘horticultural lab’ at the former Treehouse restaurant.

"The whole plan behind developing a cannabis industry was that it becomes a long-term and sustainable industry and it is progressing pretty much as we expected. We have given out a number of licences, including one to Northern Leaf who appear to have the most advanced operation, but I know that other operators are also making significant investments in their operations. Those will begin to take shape very soon – I am sure," he said.

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