A Jersey Minister expects the cultivation of medicinal cannabis to start next year.
Senator Lyndon Farnham attended a medicinal cannabis conference in London earlier this week.
The Minister was joined by environment and economy officers to speak to experts in the field and show Jersey's intentions to develop a medicinal cannabis industry.
The government has been investigating the benefits of the crop as part of a 20 year plan to ensure the continued growth of the economy.
A medicinal cannabis company has already applied for planning permission to grow crops in St Mary.
The plans include an area at Le Pepiniere Farm where the company would grow medicinal cannabis for research purposes.
The plans would replace two old agricultural buildings with a modern one which will be fitted out to grow medicinal cannabis.
The crops will ultimately become human medicine and could lead to some local trials with patients in future