Jersey's Environment Department is reassuring islanders that cannabis being grown on the island is not for recreational use.
Earlier this week the Health Minister issued a licence for the substance to be cultivated, leading to concerns about illegal use.
But Scott Meadows, the Assistant Director for Rural Economy, says it is actually being used to make building materials, skin cream and cooking ingredients.
The government is investigating the benefits as part of a 20-year plan to ensure the continued growth of the economy.
A medicinal cannabis expert will meet Jersey GPs, clinicians and politicians today.
States members voted in favour of extending prescribing powers from hospital consultants to GPs across the island.