Facts About Cannabis in Canada

How many Canadians consume cannabis?

Approximately 4.9 million Canadians consume an average of more than 20 grams of cannabis per year.

How much do Canadians spend on cannabis?

The 4.9 million Canadians who consume cannabis in volume spend roughly $5.6 billion on cannabis products.

How many Canadians consume cannabis daily?

6 percent of cannabis users over the age of 15 report using cannabis products on a daily or almost daily basis.

How many Canadians use medical marijuana?

Over 330,000 Canadians possess a prescription for medical cannabis.

Which province consumes the most cannabis?

23 percent of Nova Scotians report using cannabis recently, the highest percentage in Canada. Nationally, 14 percent of Canadians consume cannabis. Quebec has the lowest rate of cannabis use, as only 10 percent of Quebecers report using cannabis.

How will legalization affect cannabis sales in Canada?

Annual legal cannabis sales totalled $2.6 billion in 2020, and over time cannabis sales are expected to top sales of beer, wine, and spirits in Canada. 

Who are the top producers of cannabis products in Canada?

Under Canadian law, a license is required to produce or sell cannabis for medical purposes. Licensed products include dried or fresh cannabis, cannabis oil, starting materials, and plants.

People who are authorized to sell cannabis by a health care professional can register to buy products from licensed producers.

Click here for a full list of all producers licensed by Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Currently, there are 133 licensed cannabis producers in Canada. Ontario and British Columbia lead the list, with 69 licensees in Ontario and 30 in B.C.

Sources: Statistics Canada, Cannabis Stats Hub; CIBC analysis, Cannabis Almost Showtime.

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