With the buyer list now topping the 1,000 mark, company officials are pleasantly surprised – that’s about 10 per cent higher than expectations. “We’re really pleased with the progress so far, without a doubt,” said Tilray vice-president of patient research and services Philippe Lucas. “It’s been challenging. It’s a tough thing we’re trying to do and some of the other (licensed producers) have stumbled.” Greenleaf Medicinals voluntarily recalled a batch of purple kush in April, to become the first company to ever recall marijuana under Health Canada’s new commercial growing program. Though the company used a Nanaimo postal address, its facility is located in North Cowichan. In Nanaimo, Tilray’s employee list now tops 65, with more jobs coming. It now has more than 10,000 cannabis plants in cultivation, representing 40 strains.
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