Guernsey grants first medicinal hashish licence to UK agency

Emily Burden, who uses medicinal cannabis for her post-traumatic stress disorder, said “It would be real relief from my anxiety to get it locally”.

She said getting cannabis locally “and in a cheaper way” would help her “get back to who I know I am”.

Six of the seven license applications were rejected.

Deputy Al Brouard, President, Health and Social Affairs, said, “We are pleased to have a company’s application approved.

“The granting of the first license is a significant achievement, not only for the company itself, but also for the regulatory framework that we have created and agreed with the UK.”

States are encouraging the companies behind the six other applications to reapply for their license.

It is believed that security issues in some facilities were cited as a reason for rejecting some permit applications.

The cultivation of cannabis is strictly forbidden within the Bailiwick, unless it is done under license.