NANAIMO, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 21, 2019– Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Cannamedical Pharma GmbH ("Cannamedical") through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda. ("Tilray Portugal"), to export a wholesale shipment of $3.3 (€3) million worth of medical cannabis from Portugal to Germany. The shipment, which is expected to be completed in fall 2019, will be Tilray's first from its state-of-the-art EU campus in Portugal to supply patients in Germany.
"This is a significant milestone for Tilray as we ramp up our capacity to serve international markets and generate revenue from our EU campus through the end of 2019."
– Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy.
Kennedy stated that "we believe our 2.5 million square feet of cultivation and state-of-the-art processing space in Europe is an important differentiator, which will enable us to reduce costs and improve margins while hedging against regulatory risk."
Founded in 2016 in Cologne, Germany, Cannamedical is fully licensed and GDP-certified (Good Distribution Practice) to import and distribute high quality medical cannabis products. The privately owned company is a leading independent supplier of medical cannabis products to 2,500 pharmacies and clinical facilities across Germany.
"We at Cannamedical Pharma are committed to helping doctors, medical specialists and pharmacists improve their patients' quality of life," says Cannamedical CEO David Henn. "Tilray's product has passed our strict quality control standards, and we're excited to have found a partner able to deliver medical cannabis products for use in Cannamedical's own brands. We look forward to increasing access for patients in need across the country."
Tilray has a pioneering track record as a company committed to making pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products available to patients in need around the world. Tilray was the first licensed medical cannabis producer to successfully export medical cannabis from North America and import medical cannabis products into the EU in 2016 and the first company to import cannabis oils into the German market in 2017.
"We are pleased to enter into an agreement with a partner who shares Tilray's commitment to product quality and safety and patient access," says Sascha Mielcarek, Tilray's Managing Director, Europe. "This initial shipment will be the first of many from our EU Campus in Portugal to Germany as well as other European and international markets."
Tilray is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis and cannabinoids currently serving tens of thousands of patients and consumers in 13 countries spanning five continents.
Founded in 2016, independently owned Cannamedical Pharma was one of the first in Germany that specialized in medical cannabis import and distribution to Germany. The company holds GDP-certificate (Good Distribution Practice) and operates with around 50 employees in Cologne, Germany.
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