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I’ve had a few visitors at my blog from Guernsey:

From Wikipedia:  Guernsey (/ˈgɜ:nzi/, /ˈɡɜrnzi/ gurn-zee), officially the Bailiwick of Guernsey… is a possession of the British Crown in right of Guernsey in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy… Together, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey form the geographical grouping known as the Channel Islands…


Guernsey FC will have to wait to see if they can play a first-ever FA Cup tie in the Channel Islands after drawing 2-2 at Phoenix Sports…


A Guernsey politician says people in the island need to find more ‘niches’ in the market and come up with new industries. Deputy Barry Paint was speaking in the week that it was announced GDP has risen slightly, but that there has been a drop in the money made from traditional island industries such a leisure and horticulture.

The Deputy says islanders need to move on from the areas that have made them money in the past and find new ideas. And he says that the ideas, and efforts, need to come from individuals.


(2014) The Health and Social Service Department (HSSD) has denied treating a Guernsey patient with marijuana. However, it has admitted that individuals can be prescribed the drug in “compelling cases”…

A spokeswoman for the Misuse of Drugs Advisory Group said: “Under current legislation cannabis plants and resin are classified under Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 1974 as a Class B drug. “Therefore it is a criminal offence in the Bailiwick to possess, supply or import this substance.”


(3/4/2015) Guernsey unlikely to change cannabis law, says chief pharmacist

Ed Freestone was responding to a petition signed by a 1,000 people calling for the change in the Class B drug’s status. He said for the island to unilaterally act and decriminalise the drug would be difficult without the UK moving first.

Mike Jackson, of the Guernsey Drug Strategy Campaign, said the island should follow the US state of Colorado. Colorado legalised the drug in 2014 with sales worth about $700m (£455m) in the first year. Mr Jackson said: “They have got a really good system in place, they are regulating which is the important thing. “We are not looking for an outright decriminalisation.”

Mr Freestone said it was unlikely there would be any change soon as it is not part of the island’s drug and alcohol strategy.

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