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Medicinal cannabis licences figures (FOI)

Medicinal cannabis licences figures (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 10 November 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Since the first licenses for commercial cultivation of medicinal cannabis were issued in Jersey in January 2021, please provide a month-by-month breakdown of the number of licenses issued and the amount of money received by the government for these licenses.


How many businesses applied for these licenses since they were introduced and what percentage have been successful?


How many people have been prescribed medicinal cannabis in the last five years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 to date)?



Three licences were issued in February 2022. The fees charged for these licences are described in the Misuse of Drugs (Licence Fees) (Jersey) Order 2020. They are £7,500 per site, plus any fee levied by the UK Home Office:

Misuse of Drugs (Licence Fees) (Jersey) Order 2020 (


Six businesses have applied for licences to-date, with one application pending.


The Government of Jersey have provided responses to Freedom of Information requests regarding numbers of medicinal cannabis prescriptions previously. These are available on the website. As this information is accessible by other means, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Medicinal cannabis prescriptions (FOI)

Import licences for medicinal Cannabis (FOI)

Medicinal cannabis prescriptions (FOI)

The Government of Jersey have also published details of the number of importation licences provided for medicinal cannabis prescriptions, prior to this service being available on-island. The following Freedom of Information responses on may be of interest: 

Medicinal cannabis Import licences (FOI)

Issue of Medicinal cannabis licences (FOI)

Importation of medicinal cannabis (FOI)

Cannabis import licenses (FOI)

Prescriptions issued for medicinal cannabis (FOI)

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