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Tilray adds Howard Dean and others to newly formed international advisory board

On the list of members of the cannabis company's new advisory circle are the former US presidential candidate and Jaime Gama, Portugal's former minister of foreign affairs
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Tilray focuses on medical cannabis research and cultivation

Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) has formed an international advisory board to offer guidance to its executive team and board of directors.

The first members of the cannabis company’s new circle of advisers include:

  • Howard Dean, former US presidential candidate, six-term governor of Vermont, physician and former Democratic National Committee chairman
  • Michael Steele, the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
  • Lloyd Axworthy, the chair of the World Refugee Council
  • Jaime Gama, Portugal’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Alexander John Gosse Downer, Australia’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Donald McKinnon, New Zealand’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Maria Lorena Gutierrez Botero, Colombia’s former ambassador to Germany who also served as the country’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  • James O’Brien, a former senior advisor to the US Secretary of State and vice-chair of Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Lorna Marsden, a former Canadian Senator from Ontario

Tilray, which focuses on medical cannabis research, cultivation and distribution, is headquartered in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

The company's shares traded up 1.8% to hit $86 in US trading before the opening bell on Thursday.

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