Cannabis Researcher Appointed to Order of Canada

Article by David Brown, Lift News

Cannabis Researcher Appointed to Order of Canada

A cannabis researcher is among 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada for 2017 from the Governor General.

Dr Ernest Small, is a principal research scientist with the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture and has written several books and hundreds of papers on different plants, including numerous pieces on cannabis. He has also consulted with the Canadian government, as well as governments in the US on cannabis legislation.

Dr Small spent the first 10 years of his career focussing on cannabis, worked with the Le Dain Commission, and helped Health Canada with botanical research and the cultivation of the supply of medicinal cannabis in the 1970’s.

The Governor General’s announcement was made on Friday, December 29. The Order of Canada was created in 1967, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Nearly 7,000 people have received the Order.

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