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Cannabis licensing guidelines (FOI)

Cannabis licensing guidelines (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 July 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Could you please provide me with the licensing guidelines for the cultivation and / or processing of cannabis and derived products.


Information held by the Government in relation to licensing guidelines is exempt from release under Article 35 (Formulation and development of policy) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

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Article 35 Formulation and development of policies

Information is qualified exempt information if it relates to the formulation or development of any proposed policy by a public authority.


Article 35 is a qualified exemption, which means that a public interest test is required to be undertaken by the Scheduled Public Authority (SPA). The SPA has reviewed the balancing arguments in relation to public interest favouring release versus public interest favouring withholding.

Although there is a need for transparency, accountability, financial and good decision making by public authorities, the formulation of policy and the necessary decision making process in relation to licensing guidelines for the cultivation and / or processing of cannabis and derived products are ongoing. Release of information at this time would not reflect finalised information and could be detrimental to the process.

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