May 22, 2019 - The Impact of Cannabis Legalization: A Conversation with Dr. Terry Lake
Now a $10 billion industry domestically, the recent legalization of cannabis has put Canada in the spotlight as a global leader in cannabis production and innovation. The rapid growth of this nascent industry is providing myriad of opportunities for entrepreneurs but many questions remain as communities get used to a post-legalization society that accepts the responsible production, sale and use of cannabis.
Hear from Dr. Terry Lake, VP of Corporate Social Responsibility at HEXO and the former BC Minister of Health, as he talks about the impact of cannabis legalization on existing trade and industries, job creation and the opportunities for businesses at both a local level and on a global scale.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Terry Lake brings 16 years of political experience and a dedication to best practice in public health policy to his role as Vice-President of Corporate and Social Responsibility. During his tenure as a member of the British Columbia legislature (2009-2017), Terry served as BC Minister of the Environment and Minister of Health, where he was responsible for a $18 billion health budget. He also managed the implementation of the province’s public health response to the fentanyl opioid crisis, earning him the Canadian Public Health Association’s National Public Health Hero Award in May 2017, and the Provincial Public Health Officers’ Award of Excellence in Public Health. He is a past mayor of Kamloops, BC, a veterinarian and former animal health instructor at Thompson Rivers University.
As Vice-President of Corporate and Social Responsibility, Terry provides guidance and advice to ensure corporate policies and strategies uphold our reputation as a good corporate citizen in all areas, including public health and environmental sustainability.