Medical marijuana growers push for cannabis oil coverage for veterans

Medical marijuana growers push for cannabis oil coverage for veterans

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Despite a Supreme Court of Canada decision that gives sick Canadians the right to use medical cannabis oils, Ottawa is reimbursing the country’s veterans for dried pot only, potentially pushing them to less healthy options of smoking or vaporizing the drug. Mr. Lucas, also head of patient services at Nanaimo-based grower Tilray, recently launched an e-petition sponsored by his local MP, New Democrat Sheila Malcolmson, asking Veterans Affairs to begin covering these extracts.

A Canadian Company Just Became the First to Legally Export Medical Cannabis to Europe

A Canadian Company Just Became the First to Legally Export Medical Cannabis to Europe

VICE NEWS

Tilray, based in British Columbia and one of the companies licensed by Canada's federal health ministry to produce and distribute medical cannabis, was recently granted an export permit. It's believed to be the first time a North American company has legally exported cannabis to the EU for commercial medical use.

Research director Catherine Jacobson appears on SiriusXM radio show

Research director Catherine Jacobson appears on SiriusXM radio show

WHAT SHE SAID RADIO (SIRIUSXM)

There are still far too many myths and misconceptions surrounding medical cannabis. On Tuesday, Dr. Catherine Jacobson, the Director of Clinical Research at Tilray, appeared on What She Said Radio to debunk those myths and answer some frequently asked questions. 

Five questions with Tilray, B.C.'s largest licensed medical pot producer

Five questions with Tilray, B.C.'s largest licensed medical pot producer

CTV VANCOUVER ISLAND

Tilray, one of Canada's largest medical marijuana producers, has opened the doors of its 65,000-square-foot, $30-million Nanaimo facility to give a rare glimpse of its production process. Company CEO Greg Engel answers five questions about the facility, its employees, legalization, and lessons for the industry.

Canada to introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize sale of marijuana

Canada to introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize sale of marijuana

WASHINGTON POST

Brendan Kennedy, president of Privateer Holdings of Seattle, welcomed the Canadian announcement. His company owns Tilray, a medicinal marijuana facility in British Columbia, and he is looking to build a facility that would supply the market for recreational marijuana in Canada.

Cannabis helps my epileptic son. If only we had known sooner.

Cannabis helps my epileptic son. If only we had known sooner.

THE GUARDIAN

As a mother, I am furious that the federal government has discouraged research into these potentially life-saving therapies for years by restricting clinical research. As a scientist, I decry the federal government for interfering with scientific freedom.

Catherine Jacobson: Pot is a medicine like any other

Catherine Jacobson: Pot is a medicine like any other

NATIONAL POST

These seismic global shifts in perception and policy have a deeply personal significance for me. As a scientist and director of clinical research at Tilray, one of Canada’s largest producers of medical cannabis, I welcome policies that open the doors for ground-breaking and potentially life-saving research.

Medical marijuana to become an instant $100 million industry, study shows

Medical marijuana to become an instant $100 million industry, study shows

NEWS.COM.AU

Earlier this month, the global president of Canadian firm Tilray predicted medical marijuana had the potential to be a billion-dollar industry in Australia and create thousands of skilled jobs.

Extended Interview with global president of Tilray Brendan Kennedy

Extended Interview with global president of Tilray Brendan Kennedy

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA

Medical cannabis is a US$10b market that will grow to $100b over next 3 to 5 years, that's according to Brendan Kennedy, global president of Tilray, one of the largest producers of the product. Tilray is owned by US private equity firm Privateer Holdings. Last week the Australian senate passed legislation to allow the growing of medical cannabis.

NSW medical cannabis trial to treat chemotherapy patients suffering nausea

NSW medical cannabis trial to treat chemotherapy patients suffering nausea

AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

The largest clinical trial of its kind, testing medicinal cannabis to treat chemotherapy patients suffering from nausea, has been announced by New South Wales Premier Mike Baird. About 330 patients are expected to take part in the clinical trial which will use a cannabis-derived tablet manufactured by Canadian company Tilray.