Tjalling Erkelens


Tjalling Erkelens is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Bedrocan. He has developed and standardised unique methods of producing cannabis to pharmaceutical standards. Bedrocan is the oldest legal company in the world to provide several chemically different cannabis varieties to be used by patients on doctor’s prescription and as a raw material or active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for the pharmaceutical industry.

“It is my strong belief that there should be a clear distinction between medicinal and adult use of cannabis and that patients’ needs for safe and consistent cannabis is a priority”, Tjalling says when talking about the company’s mission and vision. He is convinced that this can be achieved by going through a formal drug approval process. “Only fully standardised medicinal cannabis is the foundation to achieving such approval.