One of Canada’s largest marijuana producer ‘Aurora Cannabis Inc.’ has won a contract to supply Italy with medicinal marijuana. The company will export medical cannabis into Germany through Pedanios, which will supply the Italian market through the Italian Ministry of Defence.
In several European countries including Italy, marijuana-based medicines are legal as treatment for chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, side effects from cancer therapy and other conditions.
“Even though the Italian Ministry of Defence currently produces medical cannabis for the Italian market, a sharp rise in demand led the government to seek external parties for more supply” said Aurora.
Its expansion plans for the company come as Canada prepares to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana by July, becoming the second country to do so after Uruguay.
Source : Reuters