James Wagner grew up on a farm in Southern Ontario in the 1920’s and 30’s. His father was a German immigrant who worked hard to provide for his wife and sons. James was a farmer too; he spent most of his life out in his fields, growing everything imaginable in the fertile ground of his family tobacco farm near Tillsonburg, Ontario.
To us he was always Grandpa Jim, as we followed him around the farm. When the first members of our group turned to cannabis as a medicine, it was James who offered support and advice. When our family, mostly grandchildren of James, formed a collective of patients and growers under the MMAR, James was there. When it became clear that we needed to take our newly developed technology and apply to become a Licensed Producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), we could think of no more fitting accolade than to name our business after James.