James G. Wigmore, Forensic Toxicologist, Speaker, Author
James Wigmore, Author

James G. Wigmore


Jim Wigmore has worked as a forensic toxicologist for over 29 years at one of the foremost forensic laboratories in North America- the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, Ontario.  He testified in over 700 criminal cases throughout Canada and in numerous personal injury civil cases and coroner’s inquests.  He has published over 70 scientific articles in forensic toxicology which have been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous book chapters and 3 books including one on the medicolegal aspects of cannabis.

Jim has been interviewed numerous times on the CBC and other media on the issues arising out of the legalization of cannabis in Canada.  He was on the expert panel of Health Canada on public information regarding this drug.  He received the prestigious Derome Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences for his outstanding contributions to the field of forensic science.

Let him drink and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more



  • H. Ward Smith Award, Canadian Society of Forensic Science, 1987

  • Director’s Award, Centre of Forensic Sciences, 1989

  • Citation, Deputy Solicitor General of Ontario, 1992

  • Citation, Minister of Justice for work on the Alcohol Test Committee, 1994

  • Derome Award, Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, 2005

Memberships in Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Canadian Society of Forensic Science Alcohol Test Committee (1992- 2005)

  • Canadian Society of Forensic Science, Toxicology Section, Member (1985-2005), Fellow (2005)

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Toxicology Section

  • The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists

  • International Association for Chemical Testing

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