According to the government of Victoria, 29 critically ill children will become the first patients in the Australian state to legally access medical cannabis when the Tilray products are distributed.
Tilray will supply Middlemore Hospital in Auckland with precisely formulated medical cannabis oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that it has received necessary regulatory approvals in Canada and Chile to export medical cannabis for distribution to Chilean patients.
As North America’s only GMP certified medical cannabis producer, Tilray is uniquely positioned to expand distribution of its pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products.
This trial is a critical step to uncovering an effective way to alleviate the seizure burden in this population of children with a rare, difficult-to-treat disease.
The trial will be one of the world’s first large-scale clinical trials to examine medical cannabis as a treatment for a mental health disorder.
Discovering that CBD was an undeveloped potential anticonvulsant that might help thousands of children changed the course of my career. I’m now the clinical research director for Tilray, a medical cannabis company that provides patients with access to safe, reliable and consistent products to treat a wide variety of ailments.
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.
Neuroscientist Catherine Jacobson told her story to the cannabis medical conference at Harvard. She now heads clinical research for Tilray, a Canadian medical marijuana company trying to turn cannabis into conventional medicine.
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Tilray, a Canadian cannabis producer, recently announced that it received approval to ship two varieties of liquid capsules to Croatia. Brendan Kennedy, Global President with Tilray says that Europe presents a good growth opportunity for Tilray.
Canadian cannabis producer Tilray is placing its bets on budding demand from markets overseas as it begins shipping medical marijuana products to Croatia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.