Canada medical cannabis market has been steadily growing. The country has seen an average of a 10 percent increase each month in the number of Canadian patients signed up to receive medical cannabis. The sale of dried cannabis has grown steadily at 6 percent a month, and the sale of cannabis oil has been growing by 16 percent a month.

Cannabis dries flowers sold and produced (kilograms)

  • Sold
  • Two

As of January, 2018, Health Canada has issued 89 licenses to LPs. Canopy Growth holds seven separate licenses, CanniMed Therapeutics holds two, Invictus MD holds two and Cronos Group holds two. The number of LPs reported here differs from the number of LPs currently listed on the Health Canada website. Health Canada lists 72 LPs because Tweed, Aurora, Mettrum, Bedrocan, International Herbs Medical Marijuana, MedReleaf, CannTrust, RedeCan, Emerald Health and MariCann are listed on the website twice, having each received two licenses for the operation of two separate facilities.

Currently, there are more than 235,000 Canadians who are registered to purchase medical marijuana from 89 licensed medical cannabis producers in the second quarter of this year. About 96,000 were in Ontario, 91,000 were in Alberta. These Canadians receive their medical cannabis either through the post or through private couriers. Additionally, more than 4,000 Canadians are registered through Health Canada to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical use.

Total number of client registrations at end of Q3 2017 (thousands)

  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • Nova Scotia
  • British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Manitoba
  • Other Provinces

Naturally, the increase in MMJ patients resulted in a significant increase in sales as well. The Canadian medical market hit $450 million in sales in 2017, a 105% increase from last year’s sales.