Canada’s Cannabis Industry Unites to Create the Cannabis Canada Council: Names New Board and Appoints Executive Director
OTTAWA, April 23, 2018 /CNW/ – The Cannabis Canada Association (CCA), Canadian Medical Cannabis Council (CMCC), as well as Canopy Growth Corporation, have joined together to create a single national industry association for the sector, to be called the Cannabis Canada Council (“Cannabis Canada” or “C3”).
To govern the unified organisation, the general membership has elected the following individuals to the Board of Directors:
Dr. Avtar Dhillon – Emerald Health Therapeutics, Board Chair
John Fowler – The Supreme Cannabis Company, Vice Chair, Adult Use
Philippe Lucas – Tilray, Vice Chair, Medical
Cam Battley – Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Allison Gordon – 48 North Cannabis Co.
Jeff Jacobson – Cronos Group
Darren Karasiuk – MedReleaf
Megan McCrae – Aphria
Jeff Ryan – Canopy Growth Corporation
John Stewart – Emblem Cannabis
Sebastien St-Louis – Hydropothecary
Neil Closner – MedReleaf (ex officio)
To ensure that the needs of both Canada’s medical cannabis patients and the emerging adult consumer use market are addressed, Cannabis Canada has also amended its governance structure to include two primary committees, each led by a Vice Chair, which will focus on the needs of medical patients and adult consumer use clients respectively.
To support the Board, Cannabis Canada has also appointed Allan Rewak as the Executive Director.
“I am honoured to have been elected as Chair of the Cannabis Canada Council by my peers. We as a board will lead