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Tilray Releases Medical Cannabis Education Resource

Canada-based cannabis company Tilray Brands, Inc., announced on July 19 that Tilray Medical has launched a new platform called WeCare-MedicalCannabis to provide education about the benefits of medical cannabis. The WeCare-MedicalCannabis website launched with tabs available for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to seek out information about medical cannabis.

Sascha Mielcarek, Tilray Europe’s Managing Director, released a statement with the announcement. She expressed concern about the lack of clear information and emphasized the importance of having a reliable source. “As global pioneers in medical cannabis, we are aware of the lack of access to science-based, medical cannabis education,” Mielcarek said. “WeCare-MedicalCannabis was created to bridge that gap and help provide the needed resources to helping patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals with the information they need to make informed decisions on medicinal cannabis. As cannabis legalization continues to expand across Europe, Tilray Medical is dedicated to help provide informed and trusted guidance for those interested in learning more about medical cannabis.”

The website organizes these resources in a “who, what, when, where, how, why which” format in order to address and organize the information. The website contains everything you need, including the history and evidence to support its unique characteristics as well as recommendations for how to consume it. “WeCare-MedicalCannabis provides science and research-based cannabis content tailored to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and patients to help them make informed decisions about medicinal cannabis and assists them along their path to discovering how medicinal cannabis can support daily wellness and health,” the Tilray press release stated.

WeCare-MedicalCannabis provides information based on four European markets: France, Germany, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

“Medicinal cannabis is not something new. The use of medicinal cannabis has been around for many thousands of years. But we realize that for many people, whether patients, caregivers, physicians, pharmacists, or other healthcare professionals, it is something new, potentially confusing, and even concerning,” the WeCare-MedicalCannabis website states. “The WE CARE platform was developed to become the most trusted and respected resource on the Internet for questions about medicinal cannabis. Whether you are just learning about medicinal cannabis, or if you already have a foundation of knowledge, this website can serve as your one-stop resource for further insights about many aspects of medicinal cannabis.”

Tilray, one of the most important cannabis companies worldwide, was the first Canadian company to send medical marijuana to the United States for clinical trials. Tilray’s growth has been exponential over the last five years. Tilray Medical, in particular, has recently increased its portfolio of medical cannabis products for the U.K. since June. The company announced that it had closed the transaction to acquire Hexo Corp.

Irwin Simon (Tilray CEO) was recognized for his experience in leading consumer packaged goods companies over 30 years. Earlier this year in April at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, Simon made a bold keynote speech about Tilray’s current footprint in Canada. “Tilray will own Canada. It’s the largest in Canada today, and it will get bigger,” he said. “This is an industry that is three-and-a-half years old and because cannabis is not legalized in the U.S, you can’t bring in the institutional shareholders (…) and I love retail shareholders. They make up about 80% today of Tilray’s shareholder base. We’ve traded 25, 30 million shares today. I could have traded as many shares today if I had been on the Canadian Stock Exchange. This industry is going to continue to take off.”

The education of children has always been an important concern around the globe. States in the U.S. like New York recently started an initiative to offer information to their citizens. Cannabis Conversations raises awareness about impaired driving and tools for parents. “Education is the best tool to keep New Yorkers healthy as we continue to ramp up this safe, inclusive, and equitable industry,” said New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.