Facts About Cannabis in Canada

How many Canadians consume cannabis?

Approximately 4.9 million Canadians consumed an average of more than 20 grams of cannabis in 2017.

How much do Canadians spend on cannabis?

The 4.9 million Canadians who consumed cannabis in volume last year spent 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?

As of June 2018, 330,758 Canadians possessed 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 in the last three months.

How will legalization affect cannabis sales in Canada?

By 2020, it is projected that annual legal cannabis sales could exceed $6.5 billion — potentially topping the total sales of beer, wine, and spirits.

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 2018 analysis, Cannabis Almost Showtime.

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