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Eric Costen | Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo

Eric Costen

Director General, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat, Government of Canada

Eric Costen is currently the Director General of the Strategic Policy Directorate in the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch, the federal official created to support the Government’s commitment to legalize, regulate and restrict the sale of cannabis. Prior to this, Eric was the Executive Director of the Office of Medical Cannabis, and has held a range of health policy positions over his 10 years at Health Canada, including Director, Strategic Policy, Planning and Portfolio Affairs, and Director, First Nations and Inuit Mental Health and Addictions. He has a Bachelors Honours Degree from the University of Ottawa, and is the proud father of four boys.