Health Canada’s latest market statistics show patient enrollment in the federal medical cannabis program (MMPR) grew 110 per cent between January and August this year.
Shipments to registered patients across Canada increased 122 per cent, from 28,127 to 62,385, during the same eight-month period.
Ontario, with a population of nearly 14 million, accounted for more than half the shipments to patients with 34,757 in August.
Trailing Ontario in second place was Alberta with 12,986 shipments, up from 3,538 eight months earlier. The Wildrose province experienced the largest growth in shipments over that period — an eye-popping 267 per cent increase.
Rounding out the Top 5 at the end of August were Nova Scotia (2,860), New Brunswick (2,614) and British Columbia (2,534).
(Check out the interactive below to look at medical marijuana shipments to each province and territories using the drop-down menu to change the month.)