CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference
Keynote Speaker

John Clare Director General of Strategic Policy Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch of Health Canada

Plenary Session

Panel Discussion: What You Need to Know About the New Cannabis Products

Date & Time

Monday, November 25
12:00 - 2:00


Confederation Ballroom

John Clare is currently the acting director general of Strategic Policy with the Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch of Health Canada, the federal office created to support the Government of Canada's commitment to legalize, regulate and restrict the sale of cannabis. John has varied experience working in legislative and regulatory policy, and has held a range of positions over his 15 years with the Government of Canada‎, including director of Privacy and Data Protection Policy in the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (formerly Industry Canada), and director of Energy Policy at Natural Resources Canada. He has a degree from the University of Alberta.

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