Putting an end to the War On Drugs!

Guernsey Drug Strategy Campaign

Guernsey Drug Strategy Campaign

Putting an end to the War On Drugs!

Legality

Cannabis in Guernsey is illegal and is scheduled as a class B drug, which means possession can and in some cases does result in a prison sentence.


  • In cases where individuals are caught with small quantities they are generally given a criminal record & a fine in the region of £400 - £500. (This is what we have seen from the most recent cases anyway).
  • Where an individual is caught wither larger (personal use) quantities or cultivating for personal use they often receive a prison sentence.
  • Guernsey is one of the few places in the world where anyone caught with drugs will have their bank accounts frozen and closed - Our understanding is that this relates to certain financial regulations.


Medical Usage

We are aware that Cannabis use is legal under a special HSSD (Health and Social Services Department) licence as per the below articles in the islands Guernsey Press from 2014 but to date information on how to apply for such a licence has been difficult to obtain.



Quality & Cost

Due to the islands geographical location and demand for Cannabis there is a demand issue which results in islanders being subjected to highly priced poor quality cannabis resin known as soap-bar. This substance is basically Cannabis hash ‘watered down’ with mixer agents such as rubber, feces and engine oil which puts users at more risk than if they smoke good quality hash.


  • The average price is in the region of anything up-to £35 per-gram.


Last Updated 11 June 2016