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Hilary Black

Chief Advocacy Officer, canopy Growth Corporation

As Chief Advocacy Officer at Canopy Growth, Hilary’s mandate includes driving patient advocacy efforts worldwide, executing the Company’s global corporate social responsibility & strategy, and leading the implementation of best practices for diversity & inclusion.

Prior to being appointed Chief Advocacy Officer, Hilary served as Director of Patient Education & Advocacy at Canopy Growth. She spearheaded several initiatives, including a three-way partnership with the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (MADD Canada) aimed at increasing awareness and education surrounding the dangers of driving under the influence of cannabis.

Before joining Canopy Growth, Hilary was Canada’s first out-of-the-closet cannabis dealer when she founded the British Columbia Compassion Club Society in 1997 to offer an access point for cannabis patients in need. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award, acknowledging her significant contribution to Canadian society for her work with medical
cannabis.