Tilray has been included in the inaugural list of TIME’s 100 most influential companies, recognising businesses making an ‘extraordinary impact around the world’.
Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy said: “We feel extremely honoured by TIME’s recognition as it provides validation for the myriad accomplishments and milestones that have marked Tilray’s status as a pioneer in the global cannabis industry.
“Now, as we finalise our merger with Aphria, the ‘new’ Tilray will leverage our combined strengths in geographic scale, product range, and brand expertise to meet our consumers’ and patients’ needs with attendant benefits for all of our stakeholders over the long term.
“We feel proud of all we’ve accomplished, grateful to our employees for their indispensable contributions, and passionate in our belief that the best is yet to come.”
TIME solicited nominations across every sector — including healthcare, entertainment, transport and technology — from its global network of editors and correspondents, and from industry experts.
Each company was then evaluated on key factors including relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition and success.