SMITHS FALLS, ON, Feb. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danial Schecter as Director of Global Medical Services. Dr. Schecter is widely recognized as an expert in the clinical use of medical cannabis and will use his experience to expand the Company's network of partner healthcare clinics and support doctors and patients who understand the value of cannabis as medicine.
"I have had the honour of serving a range of patients who, after exhausting traditional pharmaceutical approaches, have reported the remarkable benefits of therapeutic cannabis," said Dr. Schecter. "As Canopy Growth's new Director of Global Medical Services, it will be my privilege to share the lessons learned from my vast clinical experience to benefit new cohorts of physicians and patients, both nationally and globally, who are able to access federally regulated medical cannabis."
Dr. Schecter's approach will rely on educational and outreach activities, including establishing new mentorship opportunities, developing training modules and organizing advisory boards that will assist healthcare providers in each jurisdiction that allows medical cannabis access. In addition, he will identify and support clinics partnered with Spectrum Cannabis and ensure they operate at the highest standards.
"Dr. Schecter will leverage his extraordinary wealth of front-line clinical experience as we expand the Company's medical cannabis practice into new jurisdictions," said Dr. Mark Ware, Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth. "We look forward to working with him as we continue our efforts to educate physicians and other healthcare providers who are committed to ensuring patients get the access to medical cannabis they deserve."
Prior to being appointed to his new role at Canopy Growth, Dr. Schecter was the co-founder and Executive Director of Canabo Medical Clinics, the largest referral-only clinic network specializing in medical cannabis in Canada. He trained thousands of physicians and pharmacists on how to help patients decide if cannabis was the appropriate treatment for their specific medical conditions. Outside of cannabinoid medicine, he holds a fellowship in Hospital Medicine and is an active hospitalist at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Dr. Schecter is also a practicing family physician who will continue to provide house calls to at-risk elderly and palliative care patients.
Dr. Schecter's experience as a patient-focused family physician and leader in the medical cannabis sector makes him a welcome addition to Canopy Growth's team of healthcare professionals and industry experts. Their combined efforts will further the Company's mission to provide reliable, consistent medical cannabis products that will improve the lives of patients around the world.
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About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. Canopy Growth offers medically approved vaporizers through the Company's subsidiary, Storz & Bickel GMbH & Co. KG. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time. The Company has operations in over a dozen countries across five continents.
The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public's understanding of cannabis, and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations ("Canopy Health"), has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Canopy Growth works with the Beckley Foundation and has launched Beckley Canopy Therapeutics to research and develop clinically validated cannabis-based medicines, with a strong focus on intellectual property protection. Canopy Growth acquired assets of leading hemp research company, ebbu, Inc. ("ebbu"). Intellectual Property ("IP") and R&D advancements achieved by ebbu's team apply directly to Canopy Growth's hemp and THC-rich cannabis genetic breeding program and its cannabis-infused beverage capabilities. Through partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, the Company is providing resources and investment to new market entrants and building a portfolio of stable investments in the sector.
From our historic public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icon Snoop Dogg, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House seeds, Battelle, the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates ten licensed cannabis production sites with over 4.3 million square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP certified production space. The Company operates Tweed retail stores in Newfoundland and Manitoba and has entered into supply agreements with every Canadian province and territory. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com
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