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Tilray Exports First Bulk Shipment Of Medical Cannabis Oil To UK

Canadian cannabis company Tilray Inc. has exported its first bulk shipment of medical cannabis oil to the UK from a Canadian facility.

Tilray said the export of medical cannabis oil to the UK was from the company's Good Manufacturing Practices or GMP-certified facility in Canada. This export allows Tilray to provide authorized U.K. patients in need with a locally maintained supply of medical cannabis oral solutions.

In September 2018, Tilray said it exported medical cannabis oil for a pediatric patient in need in the UK.

The company's cannabis oil was supplied through a government-approved special access program after the U.K. Home Secretary's announcement that declared prescriptions of cannabis-derived medicines legal for patients with an exceptional clinical need.

"As demand ramps up in the U.K., Tilray is well positioned to be a leading supplier of medical cannabis products. Regulations are progressing as more and more countries across Europe are recognizing the benefits of medical cannabis and its potential to improve patients' quality of life," said Sascha Mielcarek, Managing Director of Tilray Europe.

Currently, Tilray has six of its medical cannabis products approved for medical use in the U.K. These medical cannabis products can be made available to patients with medical cannabis prescriptions obtained through private practice or the National Health Service.

Tilray said it expects to supply a variety of cannabidiol or CBD-dominant, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC-dominant and balanced oral solutions for patients looking to use medicines derived from cannabis.

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