Hilary Black founded Canada’s first marijuana dispensary in the late 1990s and was “willing to go to jail.” Today, she’s Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC)’s chief advocacy officer and was profiled by Bloomberg.
Black’s exposure to cannabis dates to 1997, when she founded the B.C. Compassion Club Society at the age of 21, Bloomberg reported. The medical cannabis dispensary mimicked similar entities in San Francisco with the goal of creating a “civilly disobedient but conservative organization,” she said.
The organization helped patients obtain medical cannabis so long as they proved an illness and confirmed …