April 7 & 8, 2018
UBC Robson Square
Hilary Black

Hilary Black

Director of Patient Education and Advocacy, Canopy Growth

Founder of BC Compassion Club Society, Canada’s first medical cannabis dispensary. Director of Patient Education and Advocacy, Canopy Growth Corporation, Canada’s largest legal producer of medical cannabis.

In her role as Director of Patient Education and Advocacy at Canopy Growth Hilary is responsible for outreach, advocacy and education initiatives tailored for patients, physicians and the public. She also drives Canopy's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

She regularly consults with various government bodies assisting them in navigating and shaping legalization.

Hilary pioneered the first medical cannabis dispensary in Canada, British Columbia Compassion Club Society (BCCCS), in 1997. In addition to providing medical cannabis therapies, the BCCCS offers subsidized natural healthcare services in its Wellness Centre, dramatically improving the health and quality of life for thousands of critically and chronically ill Canadians. She has been dedicated to serving patients for over 20 years and continues to be committed to breaking down the barriers to access for all Canadian patients.

Hilary is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award, acknowledging her for making a significant contribution to Canadian society for her work with medical cannabis.

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