Committing to Compassion: The Importance of Social Responsibility in the Cannabis Industry

Saturday September 8th
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM - Peller Estates Ballroom C
Speakers: Hilary Black


The cannabis industry continues to be one of Canada’s fastest-growing sectors and with new players entering the market at a rapid pace, it’s more important than ever for companies to engage in meaningful corporate social responsibility initiatives inspired by the socially-conscious roots of cannabis. In this talk, Hilary Black, Director of Patient Education & Advocacy at Canopy Growth will share her story as the founder of the BC Compassion Club Society and how her work along with the efforts of many other early advocates for patient access to cannabis fueled a movement that has now turned into a massive industry. Hilary will also provide further insight into the ways that Canopy Growth is committed to investing in and being the leader in creating solutions to cannabis-related issues such as safe driving, youth cannabis use, clinical guidelines for physicians, and the recently announced partnership with UBC to research the potential utility of cannabis in addressing the opioid overdose crisis.


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