Matt Maurer, vice-chair of our Cannabis Law Group spoke to Marijuana Business Daily about Nanaimo, British Columbia-based Tilray’s newly formed International Advisory Board consisting of global government and business leaders to provide guidance to its executive team.
The advisory board includes six-term Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, ex-Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele and former U.S. State Department official James O’Brien.
The 10-person board is also stacked with former foreign ministers Lloyd Axworthy (Canada), Joschka Fischer (Germany), Jaime Gama (Portugal), Alexander John Gosse Downer (Australia) and Donald McKinnon (New Zealand).
In a news release, CEO Brendan Kennedy said the group will advise Tilray executives and the board of directors on its global business.
“It gives them a breadth of experience and expertise to draw on that is really unparalleled at this point,” said Matt Maurer of Toronto-based Torkin Manes’ cannabis law group.
Although analysts have put a spotlight on international marijuana deals, industry sources say the creation of the Tilray board is not directly related to recent events involving rival Canadian producer Aphria.
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