Tilray Meeting Strong Patient Demand for Medical Cannabis in Canada with Daily Shipments
Nanaimo-based Tilray is shipping premium medical cannabis to Canadian patients every day, and has shipped thousands of packages of medical cannabis to patients since April 28, 2014 under Health Canada’s new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). These regulations make cannabis available to patients with a valid and signed medical document through Health Canada Licensed Producers that grow and ship directly to patients’ homes across the country.
“From day one, Tilray patients have received their medicine when they need it most, typically within 24 hours of ordering,” said Philippe Lucas, Tilray’s vice president of patient research and services. “In fact, many other Producers who lack supply are sending their patients to Tilray. Although other providers have resorted to packaging ‘trim’ and offering it for sale, Tilray is proud to offer only whole, hand-trimmed flower to patients.”
While other Licensed Producers have frustrated patients who suffered from supply interruptions, RCMP seizures, recalls, and long waiting lists, Tilray has been continuously accepting patients and shipping medical cannabis.
“Tilray blew my experience with the other LP out of the water,” said Jason H., a patient who joined Tilray after struggling with another Licensed Producer. “I told Tilray my situation and they did the leg work with my doctor to get me signed up. Tilray’s customer service is always friendly and ready to help. I can place an order by 6 p.m. and receive it by 3 p.m. the next day in Toronto. The product that arrives is always top notch – hand-trimmed and grown to perfection.”
Tilray currently has over 40 strains in cultivation in their $20 million, 60,000 square foot facility in Nanaimo – the largest federally legal cannabis growing operation in the world.
A few other facts about Tilray’s success:
- Nine strains are currently available, including Indica, Sativa, Hybrid and High-CBD strains
- Within the next three weeks, Tilray will be releasing six more strains to patients
- Tilray has thousands of patients registered or in the verification process
- Tilray has never sold irradiated cannabis
- Tilray offers $5 expedited shipping to anywhere in Canada, regardless of order size – this often means next-day delivery