Marc Wayne is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in starting and operating new ventures. Since leaving graduate studies at the age of 23, Marc has been involved in many new and leading industry sectors. This includes co-founding Northumberland Springs Water Company in 1989, co-founding OAM Computer Group – one of Canada’s top 100 technology resellers – in 1994, and becoming a founding investor and Board member of Lasoo.com, a leading provider of spatial software ASP services, whose technology was purchased by Yahoo in 2001.
In 2012 Marc co-founded Bedrocan Canada Inc (Bedrocan), one of the first federally licensed producers of medical marijuana and took the company public in 2014. In 2015, Marc successfully sold Bedrocan to Tweed Marijuana Inc. a transaction that lead to the formation of Canopy Growth Corporation. Canopy Growth (WEED-TSX).
Considered a pioneer in the medical cannabis space, Marc was also instrumental in developing the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids. (CCIC). The CCIC is a registered nonprofit organization established to promote evidence-based research and education concerning the endocannabinoid system and therapeutic applications of endocannabinoid and cannabinoid agents. Since its inception in 2007, the CCIC has become a global innovator in education and research on medical uses of cannabis. Marc is also Founding Chair of Cannabis Canada Association.
Marc currently sits on the Dean’s council at Queen’s University Faculty of Arts and Science, and is also a former Board member and Alumni President for the Toronto French School, Canada’s largest independent school.