Article by Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener
Two hundred marijuana plants started growing in a large industrial building in Kitchener’s south end on Friday.
They belong to James E. Wagner Cultivation, which is the 38th company to receive a licence to grow marijuana from Health Canada – and the first such company in Kitchener.
“We’re excited to be able to finally help the patients of Canada navigate the challenges of the medicinal cannabis market,” company president Nathan Woodworth said in an interview.
The company started with a group of Waterloo Region residents who were licensed to produce marijuana for themselves.
Over time, their association evolved into a decision to develop a larger operation.
“We didn’t know exactly what we were getting ourselves into, but we decided to pursue it to the full extent,” said Laura Foster, the company’s vice-president and Woodworth’s sister. (A third sibling is also involved, and other relatives work there too.)