The prescription of medicinal cannabis became legal in Jersey last year after the States approved a proposition lodged by Deputy Montfort Tadier in October 2018.
But GPs have been reluctant to prescribe it due to a lack of guidelines.
Medicann chief executive Matt Johnson said that he believed his new clinic would assist Island GPs in dealing with the ‘high demand’ for the drug as a medicine.
‘A lot of GPs are currently getting pressure to prescribe medicinal cannabis to their patients but are struggling to do so because there is a lack of guidelines and they are not clinically confident about doing so,’ he said. ‘What we want to do is take that pressure off them. The way we want it to work is for patients to be referred to us by GPs, like they might be referred to a cardiology clinic.
‘There are patients at the moment who are ordering medicinal cannabis prescriptions from the UK. By having a local clinic we will save them the time it takes in terms of travel and…