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Canadian company wins tender

Luxembourg buys 30kg of medicinal cannabis



The order of about 30kg of medicinal cannabis is divided into two products: 28.5 kilos of cannabis with 18% THC and less than 1% CBD, and 2.25 kilos of cannabis with 10% THC and 10% CBD. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The order of about 30kg of medicinal cannabis is divided into two products: 28.5 kilos of cannabis with 18% THC and less than 1% CBD, and 2.25 kilos of cannabis with 10% THC and 10% CBD. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Canadian company Tilray, which specialises in the cultivation, production and distribution of medicinal cannabis, has confirmed that it has been selected by Luxembourg in a tender to supply the country's demand.

As announced by health minister Paulette Lenert (LSAP) in a parliamentary question at the end of August, medicinal cannabis producer and distributor Tilray has confirmed via a press release that it has been selected by the Luxembourg government to supply around 30kg of medicinal cannabis.

With this new tender, the Canadian-based company will supply 20 countries worldwide with medicinal cannabis. Tilray has two cannabis cultivation facilities in Portugal and Germany. "We believe [our] growth potential in the European Union represents a billion-dollar opportunity, and today's announcement affirms that we are turning potential into performance," CEO Irwin Simon explained in the statement.

Three million euros for 2021 orders

In her parliamentary reply dated 31 August, Lenert said that the German subsidiary of Tilray had been selected, in collaboration with the German subsidiary of the Canadian company Canopy. The order of about 30kg of medicinal cannabis is divided into two products: 28.5kg of cannabis with 18% THC and less than 1% CBD, and 2.25kg of cannabis with 10% THC and 10% CBD.

€3m are planned for orders in 2021. Last June, Lenert announced that the country was facing its fourth stockout since the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in February 2019. Hence the new tender launched and won by Tilray and Canopy.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.