Article by David Brown, Lift News
Health Canada has updated their market data to reflect the most recent quarterly data from April 1 to June 30, 2017 (Q1), including extensive additions in the type of information they are providing: breaking down patients and shipments by province, as well as the number of participating medical professionals.
The newest figures show 201,398 Canadians registered at the end of June, with 6,374 registered to grow their own cannabis and another 506 registered as designated growers for personal, non-commercial use. Both of these numbers are up significantly since the previous quarterly figures with almost 168,000 authorized by the end of March of this year and just over 3,000 licenced to grow their own cannabis for medical purposes.
These numbers are further broken down by province, with British Columbia and Ontario having over 2,000 home grows licensed each as of June 30, 2017.
The total number of shipments also continues to increase, with 103,270 in June. Ontario and Alberta dominated the number of shipments, with 49,159 to Ontario, and 33,889 to Alberta. The rest of the provinces and territories were far behind with 3,932 shipments to Nova Scotia in June, 3,417 to Quebec and 3,278 to BC.
The average amount of dried cannabis authorized per client (2.3 grams/day) continued to decline. This figure has been declining since the beginning of 2015.