Former B.C. Health Minister Joins Burgeoning Medical Marijuana Industry

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Former B.C. health minister joins burgeoning medical marijuana industry Terry Lake hired by company that produces medical marijuana, other pot products

B.C.’s former Liberal health minister Terry Lake has a new job in the medical marijuana industry with Quebec company Hydropothecary.

In an interview with Early Edition guest host Stephen Quinn, Lake said his background in science and government will be helpful to the company.

“What we want to ensure is that we are socially, environmentally and scientifically responsible, and assure the public and governments across Canada that we are upholding the highest standards possible.”

The publicly-traded company produces medical marijuana and other pot products in Gatineau, Que.

Lake admitted to using marijuana a handful of times as a youth, and recently in Washington state as he consulted with the industry there.

“I tried it a couple of times over the last several months just to look at the framework they have down there — and how it all works.”

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