Exploring medical cannabis distribution across Europe

The medical benefits of cannabis are well documented, and TILRAY is a company that strives to distribute cannabinoid medication to more patients.

TILRAY is a global leader in medical cannabis research, production and distribution based in Cantanhede, Portugal. It works with European Union member state competent authorities to supply GMP-certified cannabis and cannabinoid products throughout the European Common Market to:

• Pharmacies;
• Distributors;
• Healthcare providers; and
• Researchers.

TILRAY supplies pharmaceutical grade cannabinoid products like extract oils and whole flower cannabis to patients, pharmacies and physicians across the globe. Its overall aim is to advance scientific understanding of the potential benefits and risks of medicines derived from cannabis.

It pursues this goal by carrying out clinical research trials, which are conducted in collaboration with distinguished hospitals, governments and universities worldwide.
This booklet provides an insight into TILRAY and the work it does within the European cannabis distribution market, as well as discussing the issue of legalisation in the UK.

Why should medical cannabis be legalised?

The legalisation of the drug for medical use has already been successful within certain countries in Europe, including Germany and the Netherlands. But debate continues over whether the rest of Europe should follow the same path.

It is used by 2.1 million adults in the UK, of whom one million use it for medical purposes; however, those using it for treatment currently live in fear of prosecution.

Jon Liebling, the political director of United Patients Alliance, explains in this booklet why the not-for-profit is campaigning for patients to have legal access to medical cannabis in the UK.

What conditions can cannabis be used to treat?

There are several conditions that the drug can be used to help treat, including:

• Arthritis;
• Asthma;
• Glaucoma; and
• Multiple sclerosis (MS).

Other contributors to the booklet include:

  • Dr Catherine Jacobson PhD, director of clinical research at Tilray; and
  • Dr Orrin Devinsky, MD, chairman of the Tilray Medical Advisory Board.

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