Canadian sales of legal adult-use cannabis grew by 5.2% from July to August, reaching a monthly total of 244.9 million Canadian dollars ($186.9 million).
The monthly record for Canadian marijuana sales implies an annualized market worth more than CA$2.9 billion.
Statistics Canada’s retail trade data for August tracked sales in all 10 provinces, plus the Northwest Territories and Yukon.
In Ontario, recreational cannabis sales grew by 10.9% on a monthly basis to CA$66.9 million.
Quebec experienced more modest monthly growth, with sales increasing by 1.7% to CA$44.6 million.
British Columbia’s licensed cannabis retailers sold 5.3% more marijuana products in August than in July, with sales reaching CA$36.5 million.
Alberta, the fourth-largest province by population and home to the most cannabis stores of any Canadian jurisdiction, saw monthly sales growth slow to 1.5%, with CA$52.6 million of cannabis sold in August.
In Manitoba, where a new wave of licensed cannabis stores began opening in late summer, monthly sales grew by 5.5% in August to CA$9.6 million.
Saskatchewan posted monthly sales of CA$12.9 million, a 1.6% increase over July.
Monthly sales and growth in Canada’s smaller Atlantic provinces were:
- Nova Scotia: CA$7.6 million (+8.7%).
- New Brunswick: CA$6.7 million (+3.8%).
- Newfoundland: CA$4.7 million (+13.5%).
- Prince Edward Island: CA$1.7 million (+8.1%).
August sales in the Northwest Territories and Yukon were CA$412,000 and CA$723,000, respectively.
Statistics Canada is scheduled to release retail trade figures for September on Nov. 20.
August’s data can be found here.