Article by The Leaf News
Cannabis legalization in Canada turned six months old this week. Here’s a look at legalization, by the numbers:
171 federal licences to produce, process and/or sell cannabis have been issued by regulator Health Canada, 39 more licences than when legalization kicked off on Oct. 17
12,110 kilograms of finished, ready-to-sell dried cannabis was in stock at those licensed producers as of Feb. 19.
11,629 kilograms of dried cannabis was in stock at licensed cannabis distributors and retailers as of Feb. 19.
6,671 kilograms of dried cannabis were sold in the legal market in February.
248 licences for bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores have been issued by provincial and territorial governments. (Some of those licences are for stores that have not yet been licensed by municipalities, or have not yet opened.)
75 store licences have been issued in Alberta, the jurisdiction with the greatest number of licences for physical cannabis stores.
0 store licenceshave been issued in Nunavut, which doesn’t currently have any physical cannabis stores.
$49,893,000 worth of goods were sold by Canada’s licensed cannabis stores in February.
0.5 per cent of all Canada’s household spending in the fourth quarter of 2018 was spent on cannabis, both legal and illegal.