Guiding patients through a streamlined process for access to medicinal cannabis.
To be Canada's largest and most trusted cannabis clinic in providing patient education, advocacy and support.
Our focus is customer care through innovation, knowledge and advocacy.
We believe in simplifying the medicinal cannabis process, so that you can access the medicine you need.
We support patients who are looking to learn about medical cannabis and how it may help them.
Our clinic educators are trained to walk you through selecting a Licensed Producer, and finding the best product for you.
Through Compass, patients gain access to Health Canada Licensed Producers and their ACMPR license.
We also work with physicians to train them on the medical benefits of cannabis.
Meet The Team
President & Founder
One of the Founders of Compass Cannabis Clinic, Dave Martyn is also the acting President of the organization. He has previously acted as both Regional Area Developer and as a franchise owner for numerous restaurant concepts. This has included executive roles for Extreme Brandz, the 2011 Food Service Company of the Year in Canada. Dave draws upon personal experience in owning and developing multiple franchise locations to help guide our location development. He has a real passion for driving opportunities that benefit both the Compass operators and investor partners. Dave is also the President of Compass’s retail brand, Starbuds, which has international operations through the US and has already received multiple retail licenses for locations in Canada. In addition to his own personal investment with other regional and national restaurant chains, Dave has also been in Business Development, Franchise Sales, and Leasing and Operations for franchises in western Canada for several years. Compass is also expanding its operations to Australia, which is inline with the organizations goal of further international expansion, and a division which Dave will also be heading as President.
Vice President & Co-Founder
Vice President and Co-Founder of Compass Cannabis Clinic, Graeme Hawkins is also responsible for the build-out of each Compass location. He has an eye for design and attention to detail, as shown through his time spent at Craft Beer Market and WATCH IT! where he was also a franchisee. Graeme has the ability to manage all aspects of any project and its development while adhering to time and budget restraints. With his knowledge of zoning requirements and compliance regulations, Graeme is the main point of contact for landlords, contractors and licensees for Compass.
Director of Operations & Co-Founder
Brianna Martyn is the Director of Operations and one of the Co-Founders of Compass Cannabis Clinic. Previously, she worked for large retail chains including Walmart and Best Buy in corporate management. She draws upon experience working in the franchise model from time spent at WATCH IT! and Pet Land Canada as the national Director of Training for each. Her retail management expertise allows Compass to provide a customer service driven experience for their patients.
Dr Teresa Towpik
Chief Medical Officer
Dr Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalised for medicinal use. Since then she has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works in the human body and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain.
In 2016, Dr Towpik founded MediHuanna, an organisation that provides science-based medicinal cannabis education for Health Professionals. Dr Towpik sees cannabis as a therapeutic agent that has huge potential in General Practice. Her goal is to change the stigma of cannabis through education, enabling it to be seen as an important medicine that should be integrated into modern medicine.
Global Director of Physician Education
An innovator in physician education, he focuses on the therapeutic properties of cannabis and its applications as a medicine. He co-founded MediHuanna, an organisation that provides science-based medicinal cannabis education for Health Professionals. Cannabis is not just one plant medicine but hundreds of medicines in one plant, it is not a panacea for every illness but rather a medicine that needs to be integrated into modern medicine. In response to a need for training, he has developed an educational platform with Dr Towpik and the MediHuanna team that provides physicians with the necessary skills to safely prescribe cannabis in a clinical setting.
Meet our Project Coordinator, Emiko Furrer. With a Bachelors from Ryerson University in Urban Planning, Emiko excels in organization and implementation for our clinic and retail development. An advocate for the medicinal properties of cannabis, Emiko believes that all communities should have access to this alternative medicine. As such, working alongside Graeme in development of our clinics, she is instrumental in the future growth of Compass at both a local and national level.
Kara has spent the last 15 years in the social services field, primarily in mental health and substance use. She has previously worked on provincial projects involving the Doctors of BC, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children & Family Development. Kara ensures that our clinics provide safe, evidence-based and free access to medicinal cannabis. Kara believes that Compass Cannabis Clinic is working hard to shift the stigma that often accompanies cannabis use. Her previous experience working within the mental health and wellness industry have really influenced her philosophy of that of a patient-focused model. Kara works with our physicians to ensure they have access to the most up-to-date research, literature and information regarding prescribing cannabis for medicinal use. Kara supports each of our clinics throughout British Columbia and Alberta.