Cannabis market data

This information is collected under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, which replaced the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations on August 24, 2016.

Based on market data, there is overall sufficient supply of cannabis for medical purposes to meet the current needs of registered clients.

Below is a summary of other recent reporting changes:

In the final quarter (Q4) of fiscal year 2017-18, Health Canada began to report:

  • The amount of dried cannabis and cannabis oil that is authorized by permit to be imported and exported for medical or scientific purposes per month;
  • The amount of cannabis oil sold to clients in litres (as well as kilograms) per month;
  • The amount of cannabis oil released for sale to clients in litres (as well as kilograms) per month; and
  • The total amount of cannabis oil in licensed producers' inventories at end of month in litres (as well as kilograms).

In the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18 Health Canada began to report:

  • The cumulative number of health care practitioners who have ever provided a medical document for a client who registered with a licensed producer;
  • The number of personal/designated registration applications processed per month; and
  • The number of personal/designated registration application related calls answered in our dedicated call centre.

In the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal year 2017-18 Health Canada began to report:

  • The total number of client shipments per month by province of residence; and
  • The total number of medical practitioners per month that provided a medical document for a client who registered with a licensed producer

In addition, in Q1 Health Canada began reporting monthly breakdowns for:

  • Dried cannabis sales, amounts released for sale, inventory; and
  • Cannabis oil sales, amounts released for sale, inventory.

Finally, in Q1 Health Canada began reporting the following information by province of residence:

  • Total number of client registrations with a licensed producer at end of month;
  • Total number of active registrations for personal and/or designated production at end of month;
  • Total number of personal producers at end of month; and
  • Total number of designated producers at end of month.

In October 2016, Health Canada clarified reporting requirements for licensed producers. Licensed producers were asked to report on the amount of cannabis for medical purposes that they have released for sale to clients. This amount includes only product that has been approved for sale to clients (e.g., tested and ready for sale), which may have been produced in either the current or a previous reporting period. As such, this amount excludes product that was produced during the current reporting period and not yet approved for sale (e.g., not yet tested and ready for sale).

This reporting change, beginning with data in Q3 2016-17, allows for a more accurate picture of the volume of supply that is available to registered clients; and, more consistent period-over-period analysis. It also aligns more closely with the inventory tracking practices of the licensed producers. Note: the change does not allow for a direct comparison with previous reporting periods.

In Q3 2016-17, Health Canada also began to report on the number of active registration certificates issued to persons that are authorized to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes, or who have been designated to produce for another person.

Finally, it should be noted that in May 2017, Health Canada implemented a number of improvements to streamline the application process for issuing licences and enabling increased production of cannabis for medical purposes.

2018-19 Fiscal year reporting

Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2018-19) - licensed producers: monthly data
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis that was made available for sale to registered clients during each month (expressed in kg of dried cannabis). Production data was reported in this manner starting in October 2016.

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Footnote 2

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of dried cannabis sold, produced, destroyed and imported. Inventory refers to all dried cannabis held in stock at the end of each month. This may include dried cannabis that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); (3) is intended for extraction activities; or (4) is being held as samples.

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Footnote 3

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis that was imported into Canada for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in kg of dried cannabis). Import data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Footnote 4

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis that was exported out of Canada for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in kg of dried cannabis). Export data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Footnote 5

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was sold to registered clients during each month (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Production data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Footnote 6

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was made available for sale to registered clients during each month (expressed in kg of cannabis oil). Production data was reported in this manner starting in October 2016.

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Footnote 7

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was made available for sale to registered clients during each month (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Production data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Footnote 8

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of cannabis oil sold, produced, destroyed and imported. Inventory refers to all cannabis oil held in stock at the end of each month. This may include cannabis oil that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); or (3) is being held as samples.

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Footnote 9

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of cannabis oil sold, produced, destroyed and imported. Inventory refers to all cannabis oil held in stock at the end of each month (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). This may include cannabis oil that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); or (3) is being held as samples. Inventory data was reported in this manner starting in October 2016.

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Footnote 10

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was imported into Canada by licenced dealers for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Import data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Footnote 11

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was exported out of Canada by licenced dealers for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Export data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Footnote 12

This refers to the number of active client registrations with licensed producers at the end of each month. Individuals may be registered with more than one licensed producer provided an original medical document was used with each registration. Clients of licensed producers may also be registered with Health Canada to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes or to designate someone to produce it for them.

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Footnote 13

The ACMPR requires that health care practitioners include the daily quantity of dried cannabis, expressed in grams, on all medical documents used to register a client. It is the responsibility of each licensed producer to determine the quantity of cannabis oil that is equivalent to one gram of dried cannabis ("the equivalency factor"). Information about the equivalency factor is available on each licensed producer's website.

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Dried cannabis
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) 2,354 2,310 2,103 2,151 2,069 1,755 - - - - - -
Amount released for sale to clients (kilograms)Footnote 1 3,325 8,970 4,720 4,360 6,338 9,944 - - - - - -
Total amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (kilograms)Footnote 2 49,710 55,753 65,355 80,230 89,541 101,720 - - - - - -
Amount imported (kilograms)Footnote 3 0.60 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - -
Amount exported (kilograms)Footnote 4 268 339 138 178 0 15 - - - - - -
Cannabis oil
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) 3,734 4,406 4,124 4,310 4,391 4,455 - - - - - -
Amount sold to clients (litres)Footnote 5 4,020 4,756 4,443 4,652 4,734 4,799 - - - - - -
Amount released for sale to clients (kilograms)Footnote 6 3,717 4,309 6,754 5,062 7,281 7,654 - - - - - -
Amount released for sale to clients (litres)Footnote 7 3,984 4,618 7,298 5,428 5,666 8,254 - - - - - -
Total amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (kilograms)Footnote 8 19,409 27,263 30,087 35,155 40,034 44,378 - - - - - -
Total amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (litres)Footnote 9 20,802 29,246 32,271 37,768 43,193 47,803 - - - - - -
Amount imported (litres)Footnote 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 - - - - - -
Amount exported (litres)Footnote 11 67 36 28 25 203 1 - - - - - -
Total number of client registrations at end of monthFootnote 12
Canada 307,397 320,073 330,344 337,480 341,402 342,103 - - - - - -
Alberta 114,513 116,428 117,305 117,564 116,044 112,776 - - - - - -
British Columbia 11,393 12,126 12,808 13,051 13,724 14,112 - - - - - -
Manitoba 9,989 11,348 12,336 12,903 12,775 13,129 - - - - - -
New Brunswick 6,709 7,050 7,231 7,497 7,655 7,715 - - - - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,274 3,506 3,704 3,768 3,778 3,879 - - - - - -
Northwest Territories 162 167 170 162 171 168 - - - - - -
Nova Scotia 12,689 13,003 13,416 13,658 13,869 13,800 - - - - - -
Nunavut 62 67 61 60 61 63 - - - - - -
Ontario 129,431 136,528 143,082 147,861 152,189 155,217 - - - - - -
Prince Edward Island 1,279 1,286 1,413 1,515 1,577 1,610 - - - - - -
Quebec 8,844 9,410 9,663 10,053 10,439 10,667 - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 8,930 9,027 9,024 9,252 8,968 8,807 - - - - - -
Yukon 122 127 131 136 152 160 - - - - - -
Total number of shipments to registered clients during month
Canada 137,353 139,575 135,062 144,504 139,868 124,711 - - - - - -
Alberta 42,309 41,092 39,340 42,357 39,167 33,914 - - - - - -
British Columbia 4,451 5,162 4,681 5,707 5,309 4,741 - - - - - -
Manitoba 4,231 4,554 4,529 4,898 4,702 4,187 - - - - - -
New Brunswick 3,450 3,780 3,637 3,931 4,087 3,529 - - - - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,829 1,971 1,841 1,933 1,912 1,789 - - - - - -
Northwest Territories 111 120 125 105 107 90 - - - - - -
Nova Scotia 5,449 5,648 5,476 5,675 5,722 5,044 - - - - - -
Nunavut 55 51 47 50 41 42 - - - - - -
Ontario 66,362 67,690 66,304 70,152 69,338 63,051 - - - - - -
Prince Edward Island 660 738 707 778 741 661 - - - - - -
Quebec 4,999 5,305 5,048 5,292 5,283 4,804 - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 3,375 3,400 3,252 3,544 3,399 2,812 - - - - - -
Yukon 72 62 75 82 60 47 - - - - - -
Health care practitioners
Health care practitioners that provided a medical document for a client who registered with an LP in the reporting period 2,906 3,812 3,824 3,856 3,854 3,516 - - - - - -
Total number of health care practitioners that have ever provided a medical document for a client who registered with an LP 14,319 15,612 16,599 16,561 17,508 18,086 - - - - - -
Average amount of dried cannabis for medical purposes authorized per client (grams/day)Footnote 13 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 - - - - - -
Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2018-19) - personal and designated production: monthly data
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

This refers to the number of applications which have completed all processing steps. The process can result in a number of outcomes:

  • the issuance of a registration certificate to the applicant, in the case of new applications, renewals or amendments;
  • the application being returned in the case where the application was incomplete;
  • the issuance of a notice of intent to refuse or a notice of final refusal.

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Number of active registrations (as of the last day of the reporting period)
Canada 17,334 19,983 21,541 22,994 24,418 25,447 - - - - - -
Alberta 2,008 2,369 2,571 2,777 2,979 3,099 - - - - - -
British Columbia 4,387 4,891 5,088 5,341 5,568 5,700 - - - - - -
Manitoba 501 634 725 809 877 902 - - - - - -
New Brunswick 619 708 723 781 820 826 - - - - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 75 88 101 117 122 133 - - - - - -
Northwest Territories 5 6 6 0 0 0 - - - - - -
Nova Scotia 826 939 999 1,045 1,104 1,156 - - - - - -
Nunavut 0 0 0 5 5 5 - - - - - -
Ontario 6,091 7,024 7,541 8,025 8,540 8,882 - - - - - -
Prince Edward Island 36 43 47 47 53 55 - - - - - -
Quebec 2,417 2,890 3,344 3,636 3,940 4,257 - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 362 385 387 400 397 419 - - - - - -
Yukon 7 6 9 11 13 13 - - - - - -
Production for own medical purposes
Canada 16,317 18,852 20,346 21,730 23,096 24,096 - - - - - -
Alberta 1,935 2,283 2,484 2,681 2,876 2,993 - - - - - -
British Columbia 4,066 4,548 4,750 4,989 5,201 5,325 - - - - - -
Manitoba 477 609 700 781 845 866 - - - - - -
New Brunswick 590 674 685 744 785 789 - - - - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 73 86 99 114 119 130 - - - - - -
Northwest Territories 5 6 6 4 4 4 - - - - - -
Nova Scotia 773 879 938 980 1,035 1,087 - - - - - -
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - -
Ontario 5,806 6,700 7,179 7,649 8,156 8,497 - - - - - -
Prince Edward Island 32 39 42 42 47 49 - - - - - -
Quebec 2,205 2,653 3,086 3,357 3,643 3,949 - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 348 369 368 378 372 394 - - - - - -
Yukon 7 6 9 11 13 13 - - - - - -
Production by designated person
Canada 1,017 1,131 1,195 1,264 1,322 1,351 - - - - - -
Alberta 73 86 87 96 103 106 - - - - - -
British Columbia 321 343 338 352 367 375 - - - - - -
Manitoba 24 25 25 28 32 36 - - - - - -
New Brunswick 29 34 38 37 35 37 - - - - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 2 2 2 3 3 3 - - - - - -
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - -
Nova Scotia 53 60 61 65 69 69 - - - - - -
Nunavut 0 0 0 1 1 1 - - - - - -
Ontario 285 324 362 376 384 385 - - - - - -
Prince Edward Island 4 4 5 5 6 6 - - - - - -
Quebec 212 237 258 279 297 308 - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 14 16 19 22 25 25 - - - - - -
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - -
Client service data
The number of personal/designated registration applications processed per monthFootnote 1 4,947 5,434 4,956 4,164 3,966 2,901 - - - - - -
The number of personal/designated registration application related calls answered per month 3,642 3,544 2,868 2,211 2,205 1,579 - - - - - -

2017-18 Fiscal year reporting

Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2017-18) - licensed producers: monthly data
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.
Dried cannabis
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) 1,921 2,081 1,894 1,893 2,028 1,984 2,120 2,143 2,079 2,318 2,020 2,272
Amount released for sale to clients (kilograms)table 5 note 1 1,947 3,773 3,468 1,857 3,482 3,817 3,609 3,531 3,374 3,616 2,600 6,526
Total amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (kilograms)table 5 note 2 20,964 22,682 25,077 28,179 27,273 29,312 33,764 37,883 38,927 40,211 39,862 44,179
Amount imported (kilograms)table 5 note 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0 0
Amount exported (kilograms)table 5 note 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 273 57
Cannabis oil
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) 1,918 2,165 2,111 2,416 2,675 2,578 3,002 3,267 3,005 3,437 3,212 3,677
Amount sold to clients (litres)table 5 note 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,693 3,458 3,966
Amount released for sale to clients (kilograms)table 5 note 6 2,161 1,718 2,309 2,251 2,658 2,396 2,937 2,808 2,779 3,455 4,390 4,428
Amount released for sale to clients (litres)table 5 note 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3,719 4,723 4,755
Total amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (kilograms)table 5 note 8 5,142 5,381 6,713 8,708 8,293 8,585 8,138 10,205 11,140 12,577 15,630 14,623
Total amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (litres)table 5 note 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 13,567 16,843 15,727
Amount imported (litres)table 5 note 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0 0
Amount exported (litres)table 5 note 11 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0.025 0.27
Total number of client registrations at end of monthtable 5 note 12
Canada 174,503 188,200 201,398 211,603 224,898 235,621 248,653 260,948 269,502 278,121 286,707 296,702
Alberta 60,479 68,055 74,013 79,170 85,541 91,150 96,406 100,817 104,272 107,333 109,976 112,207
British Columbia 7,454 7,756 8,103 8,433 8,815 9,061 9,472 9,726 9,985 10,254 10,571 10,887
Manitoba 2,987 3,325 3,598 3,849 4,249 4,663 5,259 6,025 6,650 7,482 8,300 9,019
New Brunswick 5,284 5,511 5,748 5,837 6,027 6,094 6,263 6,402 6,524 6,505 6,580 6,656
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,853 2,027 2,162 2,233 2,399 2,521 2,604 2,672 2,747 2,789 2,977 3,144
Northwest Territories 112 123 125 138 138 144 150 153 154 146 155 158
Nova Scotia 7,685 8,087 8,737 9,158 9,736 10,296 10,981 11,315 11,539 11,746 12,010 12,241
Nunavut 47 45 46 51 57 61 62 64 62 63 62 63
Ontario 77,692 81,522 86,196 89,483 93,508 96,390 101,255 107,060 110,338 114,418 118,290 123,983
Prince Edward Island 739 782 831 864 945 1,006 1,058 1,097 1,194 1,212 1,246 1,233
Quebec 5,149 5,330 5,630 5,886 6,172 6,369 6,718 7,036 7,318 7,578 7,947 8,239
Saskatchewan 4,937 5,535 6,108 6,397 7,193 7,749 8,310 8,466 8,601 8,476 8,471 8,747
Yukon 85 102 101 104 118 117 115 115 118 119 122 125
Total number of shipments to registered clients during month
Canada 86,985 102,034 103,270 104,737 111,511 109,603 119,687 122,263 114,928 130,925 116,031 132,975
Alberta 30,103 33,970 33,889 34,114 35,653 36,518 39,206 40,268 37,561 42,795 37,623 41,656
British Columbia 2,876 3,332 3,278 3,237 3,370 3,342 3,735 3,761 3,574 4,211 3,845 4,283
Manitoba 1,462 1,774 1,827 1,871 2,114 2,110 2,488 2,694 2,730 3,616 3,361 3,899
New Brunswick 2,902 2,991 2,787 2,752 3,043 2,901 3,110 3,197 3,169 3,453 2,980 3,518
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,204 1,432 1,366 1,377 1,474 1,477 1,599 1,542 1,501 1,686 1,591 1,814
Northwest Territories 76 101 91 83 93 93 106 100 98 111 97 116
Nova Scotia 3,467 3,829 3,932 3,916 4,344 4,595 4,949 4,833 4,772 5,337 4,669 5,053
Nunavut 30 40 38 35 46 42 49 50 44 50 51 52
Ontario 39,165 47,746 49,159 50,373 53,825 51,007 56,223 57,630 53,906 61,282 54,356 63,998
Prince Edward Island 456 537 533 543 537 550 582 621 656 717 632 663
Quebec 2,790 3,452 3,417 3,556 3,808 3,752 4,152 4,318 3,945 4,356 4,036 4,625
Saskatchewan 2,407 2,776 2,901 2,826 3,130 3,160 3,424 3,190 2,919 3,241 2,732 3,243
Yukon 47 54 52 54 74 56 64 59 53 70 58 55
Health care practitioners
Health care practitioners that provided a medical document for a client who registered with an LP in the reporting period 2,359 2,314 2,786 2,544 2,284 2,643 2,511 2,667 2,475 3,011 3,154 3,494
Total number of health care practitioners that have ever provided a medical document for a client who registered with an LP N/A N/A N/A 9,726 10,179 10,433 10,767 10,916 11,058 11,946 12,584 13,359
Average amount of dried cannabis for medical purposes authorized per client (grams/day)table 5 note 13 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.1

Table 5 footnotes

Table 5 note 1

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis that was made available for sale to registered clients during each month (expressed in kg of dried cannabis). Production data was reported in this manner starting in October 2016.

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Table 5 note 2

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of dried cannabis sold, produced, destroyed and imported.

Inventory refers to all dried cannabis held in stock at the end of each month. This may include dried cannabis that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); (3) is intended for extraction activities; or (4) is being held as samples.

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Table 5 note 3

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis that was imported into Canada for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in kg of dried cannabis). Import data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Table 5 note 4

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis that was exported out of Canada for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in kg of dried cannabis). Export data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Table 5 note 5

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was sold to registered clients during each month (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Production data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Table 5 note 6

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was made available for sale to registered clients during each month (expressed in kg of cannabis oil). Production data was reported in this manner starting in October 2016.

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Table 5 note 7

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was made available for sale to registered clients during each month (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Production data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Table 5 note 8

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of cannabis oil sold, produced, destroyed and imported.

Inventory refers to all cannabis oil held in stock at the end of each month. This may include cannabis oil that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); or (3) is being held as samples.

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Table 5 note 9

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of cannabis oil sold, produced, destroyed and imported.

Inventory refers to all cannabis oil held in stock at the end of each month (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). This may include cannabis oil that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); or (3) is being held as samples. Inventory data was reported in this manner starting in October 2016.

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Table 5 note 10

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was imported into Canada by licenced dealers for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Import data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018.

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Table 5 note 11

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil that was exported out of Canada by licenced dealers for medical and/or scientific purposes (expressed in litres of cannabis oil). Export data was reported in this manner starting in January 2018. Data updated from previously reported figures

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Table 5 note 12

This refers to the number of active client registrations with licensed producers at the end of each month. Individuals may be registered with more than one licensed producer provided an original medical document was used with each registration. Clients of licensed producers may also be registered with Health Canada to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes or to designate someone to produce it for them.

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Table 5 note 13

The ACMPR requires that health care practitioners include the daily quantity of dried cannabis, expressed in grams, on all medical documents used to register a client. It is the responsibility of each licensed producer to determine the quantity of cannabis oil that is equivalent to one gram of dried cannabis ("the equivalency factor"). Information about the equivalency factor is available on each licensed producer's website.

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Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2017-18) - licensed producers: monthly data
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.
Number of active registrations (as of the last day of the reporting period)
Canada 4,480 5,212 6,880 8,823 10,547 11,640 12,854 13,124 13,829 14,170 14,583 15,618
Alberta 419 468 629 877 1,062 1,224 1,347 1,365 1,460 1,543 1,606 1,786
British Columbia 1,489 1,720 2,201 2,797 3,329 3,511 3,768 3,832 3,993 4,026 4,034 4,143
Manitoba 95 140 184 224 256 274 312 326 343 348 373 422
New Brunswick 164 194 259 357 440 498 582 573 587 570 560 572
Newfoundland and Labrador 24 30 38 43 50 53 52 53 57 57 63 68
Northwest Territories 4 4 4 6 6 6 5 4 6 6 5 4
Nova Scotia 205 232 281 347 423 471 530 567 606 647 697 740
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ontario 1,641 1,923 2,590 3,294 3,871 4,279 4,704 4,731 4,941 5,002 5,119 5,476
Prince Edward Island 11 12 14 18 22 25 28 32 36 36 39 34
Quebec 277 329 487 635 839 1,040 1,242 1,339 1,496 1,618 1,756 2,020
Saskatchewan 150 158 191 228 246 255 278 295 297 311 324 346
Yukon 1 2 2 3 3 4 6 7 7 6 7 7
Production for own medical purposes
Canada 4,148 4,822 6,374 8,186 9,815 10,916 12,046 12,296 12,957 13,281 13,683 14,707
Alberta 406 449 598 833 1,015 1,174 1,289 1,311 1,401 1,485 1,552 1,729
British Columbia 1,357 1,565 2,002 2,558 3,064 3,264 3,508 3,562 3,712 3,735 3,734 3,842
Manitoba 91 134 175 210 241 261 291 305 320 326 353 401
New Brunswick 154 183 244 337 420 481 556 543 556 541 528 544
Newfoundland and Labrador 23 28 36 41 47 50 50 50 55 56 62 66
Northwest Territories 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 3 5 5 5 4
Nova Scotia 185 210 257 314 386 432 491 524 559 604 653 692
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ontario 1,538 1,800 2,433 3,094 3,637 4,043 4,447 4,474 4,679 4,738 4,858 5,221
Prince Edward Island 11 12 14 18 22 25 28 30 34 33 35 30
Quebec 236 286 427 554 740 930 1,108 1,203 1,344 1,454 1,585 1,840
Saskatchewan 142 149 182 219 235 247 268 284 285 298 311 331
Yukon 1 2 2 3 3 4 6 7 7 6 7 7
Production by designated person
Canada 332 390 506 637 732 724 808 828 872 889 900 911
Alberta 13 19 31 44 47 50 58 54 59 58 54 57
British Columbia 132 155 199 233 265 247 260 270 281 291 300 301
Manitoba 4 6 9 14 15 13 21 21 23 22 20 21
New Brunswick 10 11 15 20 20 17 26 30 31 29 32 28
Newfoundland and Labrador 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 2
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Nova Scotia 20 22 24 33 37 39 39 43 47 43 44 48
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ontario 103 123 157 200 234 236 257 257 262 264 261 255
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 4 4
Quebec 41 43 60 81 99 110 134 136 152 164 171 180
Saskatchewan 8 9 9 9 11 8 10 11 12 13 13 15
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Client service data
The number of personal/designated registration applications processed per monthtable 6 note 1 N/A N/A N/A 2,870 3,212 2,925 3,369 3,193 2,926 3,402 3,060 4,166
The number of personal/designated registration application related calls answered per month N/A N/A N/A 5,780 5,924 5,756 6,098 5,603 3,851 5,746 5,698 6,715

Table 6 notes

Table 6 note 1

This refers to the number of applications which have completed all processing steps. The process can result in a number of outcomes:

  • the issuance of a registration certificate to the applicant, in the case of new applications, renewals or amendments;
  • the application being returned in the case where the application was incomplete;
  • the issuance of a notice of intent to refuse or a notice of final refusal.

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2016-17 Fiscal year reporting

Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2016-17) - licensed producers: quarterly Data
  April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016 (Q1) July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 (Q2) October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Q3) January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 (Q4)
Dried cannabis
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) 4,037 4,773 5,134 5,836
Amount produced (kilograms) 5,014 5,734 N/A N/A
Amount released for sale to clients (kilograms) N/A N/A 4,577 5,674
Amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (kilograms)table 1 note 1 11,788 13,246 18,087 18,140
Cannabis oil
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) 1,500 2,420 4,109 5,673
Amount produced (kilograms) 1,654 3,116 N/A N/A
Amount released for sale to clients (kilograms) N/A N/A 3,975 5,298
Amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of month (kilograms)table 1 note 2 2,038 3,330 3,724 5,198
Client data
Average amount of dried cannabis for medical purposes authorized per client (grams/day)table 1 note 3 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4
Average amount of cannabis for medical purposes per client shipment (grams/day) 0.96 0.89 0.79 0.75
Total number of clients registered at end of quarter 75,166 98,460 129,876 167,754

Table 1 notes

Table 1 note 1

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of dried cannabis sold, produced, destroyed and imported.

Inventory refers to all dried cannabis held in stock at the end of each quarter. This may include dried cannabis that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); (3) is intended for extraction activities; or (4) is being held as samples. Companies may only keep inventory up to the maximum capacity allowed by their licence.

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Table 1 note 2

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of cannabis oil sold, produced, destroyed and imported.

Inventory refers to all cannabis oil held in stock at the end of each quarter. This may include cannabis oil that: (1) is intended for sale, but has not yet been tested/approved; (2) is approved for sale (has been tested and is ready for sale); or (3) is being held as samples. Companies may only keep inventory up to the maximum capacity allowed by their licence.

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Table 1 note 3

The MMPR required that health care practitioners include the daily quantity of dried cannabis, expressed in grams, on all medical documents used to register a client. This remains a requirement under the ACMPR. It is the responsibility of each licensed producer to determine the quantity of cannabis oil that is equivalent to one gram of dried cannabis ("the equivalency factor"). Information about the equivalency factor is available on each licensed producer's website.

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Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2016-17) - licensed producers: quarterly Data
  April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016 (Q1) July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 (Q2) October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Q3) January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017 (Q4)
Number of active registrations (as of the last day of the reporting period)
Total N/A 192 2,007 3,422
Production for Own Medical Purposes N/A 189 1,899 3,186
Production by Designated Person N/A 3 108 236
Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2015 – 16) – licensed producers: quarterly data
  April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 (Q1) July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 (Q2) October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 (Q3) January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016 (Q4)
Dried cannabis
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) 1,371 1,873 2,481 3,082
Amount produced (kilograms)table 3 note 1 1,867 2,142 2,684 4,037
Amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of quarter (kilograms)table 3 note 2 5,445 7,312 9,729 10,695
Cannabis oil
Amount sold to clients (kilograms) N/A N/A table 3 note 3 584
Amount produced (kilograms)table 3 note 4 N/A 9 128 892
Amount in licensed producers' inventories at end of quarter (kilograms)table 3 note 5 N/A 7 208 1,421
Client data
Average amount of dried cannabis for medical purposes authorized per client (grams/day)table 3 note 6 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.8
Average amount of cannabis for medical purposes per client shipment (grams/day) 1.08 1.12 1.12 1.03
Total number of clients registered at end of quarter 23,930 30,537 39,668 53,649

Table 3 footnotes

Table 3 note 1

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis produced that was tested, approved, and ready for sale during each quarter (expressed in kg of dried cannabis).

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Table 3 note 2

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of dried cannabis sold, produced, destroyed and imported.

Inventory refers to all dried cannabis held in stock at the end of each quarter. This may include dried cannabis that: (1) has been dried, but not tested; (2) has been dried and tested, but not approved; or (3) is ready for sale (has been dried, tested, approved, packaged and labelled). Companies may only keep inventory up to the maximum capacity allowed by their licence.

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Table 3 note 3

There were sales of cannabis oil in Q3 by only one licensed producer. As the data is not aggregate sales from multiple licensed producers, the specific amount of cannabis oil sold is being withheld because it is considered confidential business information.

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Table 3 note 4

This refers to the amount of cannabis oil produced that was tested, approved, and ready for sale during each quarter (expressed in kg of cannabis oil).

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Table 3 note 5

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of cannabis oil sold, produced, and destroyed.

Inventory refers to all cannabis oil held in stock at the end of each quarter. This may include cannabis oil that: (1) has not been tested; (2) has been tested, but not approved; or (3) is ready for sale (has been tested, approved, packaged and labelled). Companies may only keep inventory up to the maximum capacity allowed by their licence.

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Table 3 note 6

The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations require that health care practitioners include the daily quantity of dried cannabis, expressed in grams, on all medical documents used to register a client. It is the responsibility of each licensed producer to determine the quantity of cannabis oil that is equivalent to one gram of dried cannabis ("the equivalency factor"). Information about the equivalency factor is available on each licensed producer's website.

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2014 - 2015 Fiscal Year Reporting

Cannabis for medical purposes (FY 2014-15) – licensed producers: quarterly data
  April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 (Q1) July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Q2) October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 (Q3) January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015 (Q4)
Amount of dried cannabis sold to clients (kilograms) 408 596 789 979
Amount of dried cannabis produced during quarter (kilograms)Table 4 note 1 1,020 1,435 1,809 1,618
Amount of dried cannabis for medical purposes in licensed producers' inventories at end of quarter (kilograms)Table 4 note 2 1,134 2,021 2,994 4,667
Average amount of cannabis for medical purposes authorized per client (grams/day) 4 4 4 4
Average amount of cannabis for medical purposes per client shipment (grams/day) 1 1 1 1
Total number of clients registered at end of quarter 7,914 12,409 15,545 18,512

Table 4 notes

Table 4 note 1

This refers to the amount of dried cannabis produced that was tested, approved, and ready for sale during each quarter (expressed in kg of dried cannabis). The amount does not include cannabis oil.

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Table 4 note 2

Changes in inventories may be a result of amounts of cannabis for medical purposes sold, produced, destroyed and imported.

Inventory refers to all dried cannabis held in stock at the end of each quarter. This may include dried cannabis that: (1) has been dried, but not tested; (2) has been dried and tested, but not approved; or (3) is ready for sale (has been dried, tested, approved, packaged and labelled). Companies may only keep inventory up to the maximum capacity allowed by their licence.

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