VP Institutional Relations, Emerald Health Therapeutics
Prior to assuming his role at Emerald, Allan was the inaugural Executive Director of the Cannabis Council of Canada, the national trade association for Health Canada approved Licenced Producers and Processors under Bill C-45. In this position Allan played a key role in unifying multiple industry associations to create one singular national voice for the sector and then guided the industry successfully as Canada became the first G8 country to legalise adult-use cannabis.
As a result of this work, he was named as one of the ’20 power players setting down roots in the cannabis industry’ by the financial post.
Prior to entering the legal cannabis industry, Allan was a partner in a Toronto and Edmonton based government relation firm where he assisted clients secure countless policy wins and over 300 million in direct provincial investments.