Former BC health minister Terry Lake to join growing marijuana company

Terry Lake, who was the last health minister in the former Liberal government, has joined a marijuana-growing company.DARRYL DYCK / Vancouver Sun Adam Miron, co-founder of Hydropothecary Corp. / Vancouver Sun The existing Hydropothecary greenhouse in Gatinueau, Que., near Ottawa.Alain Lacharite / Vancouver Sun

B.C.’s former health minister, Terry Lake, is moving to the Ottawa area this weekend to become a vice-president of a “luxury” medical marijuana company that is poised for massive growth.

Hydropothecary Corp. is a Health Canada authorized producer of medical marijuana with a 26-hectare facility in Gatineau, Que., that is about to get six times larger. The company was co-founded in 2013 by a stalwart Liberal, Adam Miron, who also helped start ipolitics.ca, a news website is popular with those involved in or following provincial and federal politics.

Miron met Lake in the early 1990s when he got a business degree at Thompson Rivers University in...

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