Dr. Ware is Canopy Growth’s Chief Medical Officer. He comes with over 20 years of experience researching and evaluating different uses for medical cannabis. Before joining Canopy in July 2018, Dr. Ware was an Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University. He is the Director of Clinical Research for the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre and Executive Director of the non-profit Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC).
He is a family physician and practiced pain medicine at the Montreal General Hospital and at a public interdisciplinary primary care pain clinic he established on the West Island of Montreal.
His research has focused on the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of cannabis and cannabinoids in pain and symptom management.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies (MBBS 1992), Dr. Ware worked at the MRC Sickle Cell Unit in Kingston Jamaica from 1996-1998 where he developed his interests in pain management and cannabis therapeutics. He moved to McGill University in 1999. Since then he has secured the only two Canadian federal grants to study medical cannabis. He has served as an advisor to the Canadian government since 2001 on medical cannabis policy, most recently as vice Chair of the Federal Task Force on the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada.