Only cannabis farm in Jersey shuts over legality row with UK

The only farm in the British Isles licensed to grow hemp and extract CBD onsite has closed in a row with the UK government over whether its products are legal. Jersey Hemp said it was disappointed "with the Home Office's position declaring their products illegal."

It said it had worked with the UK Food Standards Agency to comply with laws. The Home Office said an import license was required before controlled drugs were imported into the UK.

The company's co-owners, David Ryan and Blair Jones, confirmed it had laid off more than half of its staff and stopped its sales and growing operations. They said the government had restricted the export of its products to the UK after it found low levels of THC in its products, a move they claimed had received "subsequent support of the Jersey authorities."

The company said it was considering taking both governments to court.


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