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Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978: Application for Licence to Cultivate Industrial Hemp

A decision made on 25 July 2019

Decision Reference: MD-HSS-2019-0035

Decision Summary Title :

Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978 – Application for Licence to Cultivate Industrial Hemp

Date of Decision Summary:

8th July 2019

Decision Summary Author:

 

Chief Pharmacist

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?

(State clauses from Code of Practice booklet)

Public

Type of Report:

Oral or Written?

Written

Person Giving

Oral Report:

 

Written Report

Title :

Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978 – Application for Licence to Cultivate Industrial Hemp

Date of Written Report:

8th July 2019

Written Report Author:

Chief Pharmacist

Written Report :

Public or Exempt?

(State clauses from Code of Practice booklet)

Public

Subject:

Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978 – Application for Licence to Cultivate Industrial Hemp

Decision(s):

The Minister approved an application for a license to cultivate industrial hemp and issued a licence in accordance with Article 10 of the Misuse of Drugs (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2009

Reason(s) for Decision:

An application for a licence to cultivate industrial hemp was received in accordance with the provisions of Article 10 of the Misuse of Drugs (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2009 

Resource Implications:

None

Action required:

  1. The Minister to sign the licence and the Chief Pharmacist to forward the signed licence to the applicant.

Signature:

 

 

Position:

 

 

Date Signed:

 

 

Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):

 

 

Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978: Application for Licence to Cultivate Industrial Hemp

STATES OF JERSEY

 

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978

 

Application for a Licence to Cultivate Industrial Hemp

 

 

  1. Issue

 

The Minister is requested to consider an application for a 1 year licence to cultivate industrial hemp.

 

 

  1. Introduction

 

The genus Cannabis is a controlled drug in Class B of The Misuse of Drugs (Jersey) Law 1978 and a Schedule 1 controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2009

 

Under the provisions of Article 10 of the Misuse of Drugs (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2009 a licence may be issued authorising cultivation of low THC cannabis grown for the commercial production of industrial hemp fibre or the pressing of seed for oil.

 

An application has been received to cultivate approved EU varieties of industrial hemp  with a view to producing seed and exploring the potential to produce animal bedding from the biomass product produced. The proposed seed varieties, crop location and proposed crop disposal have been assessed and deemed satisfactory by the Chief Pharmacist.

 

The application is to cover one growing season only.

 

 

 

  1. Recommendation

 

The Minister is requested to approve the application and issue a licence authorising the cultivation and possession of industrial hemp for one growing season only.

 

 

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