Canadians bought a record 372.4 million Canadian dollars ($287 million) worth of regulated adult-use cannabis products in April, according to new data from the country’s statistics authority.
That brings the country’s recreational marijuana sales to CA$1.4 billion through the first four months of the year.
Statistics Canada data shows that April sales were 3.7% higher than March, thanks mostly to Ontario’s CA$150.2 million in adult-use revenue.
On a percentage basis, Quebec led all provinces in April with month-over-month growth of 18%, bringing sales to CA$50.2 million.
In the remaining provinces, April sales totals and month-over-month sales were:
- Alberta: CA$64.7 million (+2.4%).
- British Columbia: CA$52.9 million (-6.2%).
- Manitoba: CA$15.5 million (+12.1%).
- Nova Scotia: CA$8.6 million (+1.2%).
- New Brunswick: CA$6.4 million (+1%).
- Newfoundland and Labrador: CA$5.2 million (+1%).
- Saskatchewan: CA$15.1 million (+1.5%).
- Prince Edward Island: CA$1.8 million (-1%).
Yukon territory recorded C$865,000 in sales in April.
By city, Toronto continued to lead the country with CA$51 million in sales, up 5% over the previous month.
In Gatineau, Quebec, legal marijuana sales soared 86.7% month-over-month to CA$1.8 million.
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April cannabis retail sales in selected Canadian cities and monthly sales changes were:
- Montreal: CA$26.6 million (+13.7%).
- Edmonton, Alberta: CA$21.9 million (+2.5%).
- Vancouver, British Columbia: CA$18.1 million (-1.7%).
- Calgary, Alberta: CA$17.8 million (+1.3%).
- Ottawa, Ontario: CA$14.5 million (+1.6%).
- Winnipeg, Manitoba: CA$9.7 million (+10.5%).
- Quebec City: CA$5.2 million (+15.3%).
Statistics Canada’s January cannabis retail sales data is available here.