CA$365.7 million in Legal Marijuana Purchased in Canada in February

There was CA$365.7 million ($270 million) in legal marijuana and marijuana products purchased in Canada in January.

The number marks a slight decrease from the CA$395 million sold in January, although this isn’t surprising given the decrease in the number of days between January and February. December, 2022 continues to hold the monthly record at CA$425.9 million. This is all according to data released by Statistics Canada.

The province with the most marijuana sales in February was Ontario with CA$141.18 million, followed by Alberta with CA$65 million and British Columbia with CA$55.9 million

Sales data for other provinces includes:

  • Quebec: CA$45.1 million (-9%).
  • Saskatchewan: CA$17.5 million (-8.5%).
  • Manitoba: CA$16.7 million (-2.4%).
  • Nova Scotia: CA$8.5 million (-6.1%).
  • New Brunswick: CA$6.1 million (-5.8%).
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: CA$5.6 million (-7.7%).
  • Prince Edward Island: CA$1.7 million (-2.3%).

In the Yukon territory, sales were CA$788,000, while sales in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut not reported.

According to a study published last month in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review there were 3,305 cannabis stores open in Canada as of the end of 2022. The study found that 59% of neighborhoods in the country live within a 5-minute drive of a marijuana store. Canadians spent $11.85CAD a month on cannabis per individual aged 15+ years between the start of sales in 2018 and the end of 2022.

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the federal government assessed approximately CA$862.3 million in total duty on cannabis products between the 2018-19 and 2020-21 fiscal years. When adding data for 2022 this rises above CA$1 billion.

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