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)

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  • Two

As of December 2017, there are 80 licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes. Licensed producers are authorized to sell to registered clients who have been authorized by their healthcare practitioner to use cannabis for medical purposes. Products are delivered to clients securely through the mail or by courier.

Currently, there are more than 200,000 Canadians who are registered to purchase medical marijuana from 80 licensed medical cannabis producers in the second quarter of this year. About 86,000 were in Ontario, 74,000 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 Q2 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 is predicted to bring in $250 million in sales by the end of 2017, a 65% increase from last year’s sales.

Source: cannabusinessplans.ca