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Hemp: 'My department supports crop diversity'

Lus kennipey: 'Ta my rheynn ayns foayr jeh caghlaa troar'

Yinnagh troarey feme oalaght, ta Shirveishagh Chymmyltaght dy ghra

Ta'n shirveishagh chymmyltaght er ninsh da Radio Vannin dy vel y rheynn echey seyr-aggindagh mychione yn eie dy hroarey lus kennipey rere towse yn eirinys, agh t'eh gra dy bee feme er ram argid baiht.

Va coyrle scrutee daa phaart lhunnit, shirrey barel y theay er y clattys t'ayn nish bentyn rish ymmyd lheeysagh cummyssagh y chennip.

T'eh jeeaghyn neesht er cur kied dy hroarey lus kennipey jeadyssagh, ta ny vaair traghtee vees goll er troarey ec y traa t'ayn ayns ny shlee na 30 cheeraghyn mygeayrt y theihll.

Ta Geoffrey Boot gra dy jinnagh obbyr ayns Mannin feme oalaght ard-chagnoaylleeagh chammah seyraad troarey.

Agh, t'eh dy ghra, ta coloayrtyssyn er ve goll er cummal rish eirinee ynnydoil mychione y chummys.

AS GEOFFREY BOOT : She, ta'n rheynn eirinys ain er ve loayrt rish kuse dy fir er-lheh as, dy feer, hie mee lesh shilley er ynnyd ennagh boayl v'ad smooinaghtyn mychione eh y yannoo. 

Ta doilleeidyn speyragh ayns Ellan Vannin bentyn rish troarey. Ta shin foddey dy liooar my hwoaie, ta speyr tash ain, as myr dooyrt mee ny s'leaie, haink mee er ny smoo gollrish jantyssaght ard-chagnoaylleeagh. 

Foddee dy mie dy vel eh ny smoo bentyn rish thieyn glonney ny troggalyn lesh hydro-obbraghyn na rish eirinys mooie.
  

Production would require expertise says Environment Minister

The environment minister has told Manx Radio his department is open to the idea of growing hemp on an agricultural scale, but says major investment will be needed.

A two-part online consultation was launched,  seeking the public's views on the current legislation surrounding the potential medicinal use of cannabis.

It also looks at the granting of licences to cultivate industrial hemp, a commerical crop currently grown in over 30 countries around the world.

Geoffrey Boot says a Manx operation would require both hi-tech expertise and a production facility.

But, he says discussion have been held with local famers on the possibility.
 

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