Philippe Lucas has a Masters degree in Studies in Policy and Practice from the University of Victoria and is a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program. He is a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia and a founding Board member of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies Canada and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.
His scientific research interests, projects and publications include the therapeutic use of cannabis, and the use of cannabis, ibogaine, and ayahuasca in the treatment of addiction. He is currently Vice President, Patient Research and Services at Tilray (www.tilray.ca) and co-owner of Compassionate Analytics, both of which provide products and services to medical cannabis patients, producers and providers.
Philippe is very active in the community, and served as a Victoria City Councillor and a Director on the Capital Regional District Board from 2008-2011. Over the years, Philippe has received a number of accolades and awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013) for his work and research on medical cannabis, the University of Victoria Blue and Gold Award for academic excellence and community service (2007), and the Vancouver Island Civil Liberties Association Leadership Award (2002).