Sean Carney

Tilray Director of Business Development & Government Relations, Europe

Sean leads Tilray’s global expansion into new European markets, and in 2016 he did what naysayers said couldn’t be done: he negotiated and facilitated the first-ever legal export of high-THC cannabis products from North America to the European Union. A native of California who voted YES in both 1996 and 2016 on landmark cannabis legalization bills in the state, Sean brings over 15 years’ worth of unique experience in Europe to Tilray. His core mission is identifying where Tilray’s expertise and medicines can best serve the needs of Europe’s patients while facilitating open communication and cooperation with the continent’s health care providers, research institutions and regulators. Prior to taking the lead for Tilray in Europe, Sean was a business and politics reporter based in Europe for 15 years. At The Wall Street Journal for 10 years, Sean initiated the Journal’s coverage of Central European medical cannabis and drug policy news and provided readers a firsthand account of the EU’s inner workings.