Mr. Poirier completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at UBC Okanagan, with a Major in Medical & Molecular Biochemistry. His studies included a wide variety of fields, including biology, pharmacology, biotechnology and chemistry. Drake started his career working in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance at Innovate Phytoceuticals. This has included applying for and obtaining licenses for cannabis, controlled substances, pharmaceutical drugs and natural health products. He has extensive knowledge of the Cannabis Regulations, Controlled Drugs and Substances Regulations and the Food and Drugs Act, as well as many others. He also has experience working with and implementing systems for GMP, EU-GMP, ISO, OECD GLP and GPP, among others.

  • ACADEMIC BACKGROUND: BSc., Medical & Molecular Biochemistry
  • FUN STUFF: Hockey, Golf, Tennis
  • INTERESTING FACT: Played 2 years of junior hockey as a goalie
  • FAVORITE PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATION: Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease – Heneka et al., 2015