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THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Canada will be the first G7 nation, in 2017, to legalize, regulate and restrict access to recreational cannabis,” says Brendan Kennedy, president of B.C.-based marijuana producer Tilray. “The eyes of the world are on Canada, and it’s extremely important for Canada to get this right."
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Each U.S. state that has legalized marijuana has a self-contained supply chain, said Brendan Kennedy, global president of Tilray, a licensed medical cannabis producer based in Nanaimo, B.C. “Since that’s the case currently in the U.S., I think we’re probably a decade away from the international trade involving recreational cannabis,” he said.
THE NEW REPUBLIC
in 2015, the Oregon legislature passed a law allowing anyone with a marijuana conviction to apply for expungement if the act for which they were convicted is no longer considered a crime. There are fees associated with expungement, and the process requires legal assistance, which is why the Minority Cannabis Business Association, in partnership with the cannabis company Marley Natural, held its first-ever expungement clinic in Portland, which helped 30 clients.
With new recreational and medical legislation in nine states as of November, now is the time to experiment. One major beginner mistake is to rush the whole thing, says Bruce Barcott, deputy editor at Leafly. "Everybody’s first instinct is to go in, grab the first thing they see, and get out because they’re nervous about visiting a dispensary," he says. "[Instead], try to make yourself take time and talk in a genuine way with the person across the counter."
“I think it’s beneficial to consumers to keep these products distinct and to have a separate supply chain and distribution and retail chains for the two types of products,” said Brendan Kennedy, president at medically focused Tilray. “I think it’s really important that the new regulatory framework allows brands to educate consumers and help stamp out the illegal market. “
THE TIMES COLONIST
The proposed regulations were, for the most part, lauded by former Victoria city councillor Philippe Lucas, now vice-president patient services and research for Tilray, a producer of medical marijuana in Nanaimo.
“My fundamental belief is brands are crucial to eliminating the black market,” Kennedy said.
An executive at Tilray, one of B.C.’s licensed medical marijuana producers said he was encouraged by the recommendations, which focus on education, research and the elimination of illicit production.
Brendan Kennedy, president of Tilray, said the spike is continuing a trend that started after November’s U.S. election, where multiple states voted in either medical marijuana laws or recreational marijuana laws.
Brendan Kennedy is the CEO of Privateer Holdings, a U.S. private equity shop that has invested more than US $100 million in cannabis companies.
The official Bob Marley cannabis brand, Marley Natural is centered on honoring nature with ethically-sourced products, awareness, positivity, etc. These wildly popular CO2 cartridges ... were holiday appropriate, and spicy like Big Red gum. Give these to as many people as possible.
IEG SPONSORSHIP REPORT
With voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approving ballot measures last month to legalize recreational marijuana, cannabis companies are increasingly using sponsorship to promote their products and mainstream cannabis culture. One particularly active sector: cannabis-related media companies. Recent deals include ... Leafly and the Northern Lights music festival in Northern California ...
The signature one-hitter pipe from Marley Natural, a cannabis brand inspired by the life of Bob Marley, is made from hand-blown glass and Black Walnut wood that's sustainable sourced in North America.
Earlier this year, Bob Marley's estate launched a line of family-approved marijuana in California. Luckily for those outside the Golden State, the company also has a beautiful line of wood-and-glass accessories – from one-hitters to elaborate bubblers – each made with sustainably sourced black walnut and hand-blown glass. They're all aimed to get smoking devices out of the drawer and onto the coffee-table.
That makes Canada a destination for investors who want to focus on producing and distributing the drug, said Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Seattle-based Privateer Holdings Inc. Privateer has raised $120 million to invest in cannabis companies including closely held British Columbia-based producer Tilray.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES AUSTRALIA
A plant-derived capsule developed by Tilray will be used in the trial. It is pharmaceutical grade containing consistent amounts of delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). Tilray is a Canadian medicinal cannabis company.
DAILY LIBERAL (AUSTRALIA)
“The trial will be using an oral plant-derived, pharmaceutical-grade capsule, the first of its kind in the world, containing equal amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), developed and supplied by Canadian company Tilray."
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
The randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial will test whether cannabis in the form of an oral, plant-derived capsule could be a safe and effective treatment. The pharmaceutical grade capsules developed by Canadian company Tilray contain consistent doses of cannabidiol (CBD) and minimises the amount of delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the component of cannabis that causes the 'stoned' effect.