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Aurora Cannabis to export medical cannabis to Poland


October 26, 2018
By Grow Opportunity Staff

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EDMONTON - Edmonton, Alta.-based Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced on Thursday that the Polish Ministry of Health has granted the company approval for its first shipment of medical cannabis to Poland.

In the coming days, Aurora Deutschland GmbH will ship the products to a pain treatment center and a hospital in Warsaw, Aurora said in a news release. The company said this is believed to be the first time a non-government run business has been approved to supply medical cannabis products in the country.

Under Polish legislation, physicians can prescribe medical cannabis products to patients who can then access it through registered pharmacies. In specific instances, products will be covered under statutory health insurance, which is what has enabled Aurora to ship its medical products.

“This is an important milestone for patient access in Poland, which will provide options for people seeking alternative medications to help manage symptoms of a wide range of medical conditions,” Neil Belot, Aurora’s chief global business development officer stated in the release. “Aurora continues to grow its international footprint, which now spans 19 countries on five continents, and puts us in an enviable position to capitalize on our early mover advantage.”

“Throughout this process we’ve established strong relationships with medical professionals, state-owned wholesalers, and local foundations who have played an integral role in achieving this milestone,” added Maximilian Weinberg, head of business development at Aurora Europe.