Plans for medicinal cannabis in Jersey 'by the end of the year'

Jersey's Health Minister says he hopes medicinal cannabis will be available in the island by the end of the year.

Responding to a question from Deputy Montfort Tadier, Senator Andrew Green said the department is currently looking at how to bring in "clinically safe" products into Jersey.

It is still my hope that by the end of this year, we will have something in place. The difficulty has been in sourcing clinically safe products, i.e we can guarantee the way it has been manufactured, and also that we can get it into Jersey via the UK, France, who are not taking this way...I don't think we have met any insurmountable problems, and we hope to see this done.

Senator Andrew Green, Health Minister

In the States sitting today, the Minister added he has plans to bring forward a proposition for an organ donor opt-out system, meaning everyone will be on the list of organ donors unless they specifically ask not to be.