Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production, and distribution, today announced that the company has been included in the inaugural list of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies. The new list — an expansion of the annual TIME100 franchise — highlights 100 businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world.
Brendan Kennedy, Tilray’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “On behalf of every Tilrayemployee, we feel extremely honored 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 finalize 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.”
To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations across every sector—including health care, entertainment, transportation, technology, and more—from its global network of editors and correspondents, as well as from industry experts. Each company was then evaluated on key factors, including relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition, and success.
See the full list here: time.com/100companies