Saturday, December 6, 2014

The medical use of cannabis in Jersey - Two of the three petitioners interveiwed - who could possibly vote "Contre" in the States?

Three Individuals have petitioned the States of Jersey to be allowed to have prescribed Cannabis or manufactured derivatives.
All three are seriously ill and experience severe pain and many other discomforts.
Other treatments are largely ineffective.

They will meet with invited  States Members on Monday 8 December at a private meting . Their petitions will be discussed, debated and voted upon in the States' Assembly on Tuesday 9 December 2014 in public.

The newly appointed Health Minister Senator Green has already expressed his view in opposition to the granting of the petitioners' wishes - but why?

Here below in a two part interview Ann and Evelyn (two of the three petitioners) express some of their views on the matter.
Previous interviews with Evelyn have appeared on this blog-site.

Part one - runs about 7.5 minutes

Part two - also about 7.5 minutes


  1. My friend had MS, which was alleviated by using this. She wasn't in a fit state to obtain it for herself and asked me to get it for her. I didn't know it was illegal and only found out when I asked friends where to get it from for her. Is it right that people should have to negotiate obtaining it illegally in order to ease somebody's pain? I don't think so. Anyway, she's died now, but there are obviously others whose suffering could be eased more easily than hers was. I ask you to consider ways obtaining this drug could be llegitimised for medicinal use. Thank you.

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  3. Ann & myself are just two voices to be heard On Monday. We are going to be speaking & allowing ourselves to be judged, although there is only one who can really judge us everyone is entitled to their opinion. So please on what you have taken time to view at least leave a comment. Thank you to Mike for yet again another interview & Deputy Tadier for believing in us enough to make Monday possible

  4. Bravo for standing up for your rights. I totally agree with everything you have said. It is a healing herb in more ways than we fully understand , It is also simple to cultivate and therein lies the problem for the states and other governments, no large profits! You can bet big pharmaceutical companies have invested a lot, behind closed doors, to prevent widespread medicinal use this Herb, because of their perceived losses in revenue. You are brave pioneers, trailblazers and I wish you all the very best of luck with everything. Stand firm Evelyn and if you haven't changed much since we left school I know you will.

  5. Mike,

    Knowing of your admiration for the legal profession in Jersey, I wondered if you had seen this?

    Truly staggering.