Jersey’s Hemp History will experience a revival this growing season, as hemp crops will be cultivated throughout the island.
For three former firefighters it will actually be the second growing season. With permission from Health Minister Andrew Green, they grew hemp last year at an undisclosed location.
An initial small number of hemp plants were grown last year, to test its viability. Due to a very successful harvest, the number of plants will increase this year.
In the late 1800’s hemp was a thriving crop in Jersey, used to produce rope and sails for ships. Today the seeds are harvested from the plants to make hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
It’s time for hemp to make a comeback, which will expand the agricultural opportunities for farmers and industry.
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