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Cultivation of cannabis offences (FOI)

Cultivation of cannabis offences (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 September 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many offences have been recorded by the States of Jersey Police for the cultivation of cannabis in 2018, 2019 and the first 6 months of 2020?


There have been 12 offences recorded in the period requested. Some are still under investigation.

The Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978:

Article 5   Restrictions on production and supply of controlled drugs

Subject to the provisions of any Order for the time being in force under Article 12, it is an offence for a person –
(a)     to produce or be concerned in the production of a controlled drug;
(b)     to supply or offer to supply a controlled drug to any person; or
(c)     to be concerned in the supplying of, or in the making of an offer to supply, a controlled drug to any person.

Article 6   Manufacture and supply of scheduled substances

(1)     It is an offence for a person –
(a)     to manufacture a scheduled substance; or
(b)     to supply such a substance to another person,
knowing or suspecting that the substance is to be used in or for the unlawful production of a controlled drug.
(2)     In this Article “unlawful production of a controlled drug” means the production of such a drug which is unlawful by virtue of Article 5(a).

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