First Year of Legal Weed in Canada: 110 Tons Purchased


The first year of legal adult-use cannabis in Canada saw 100 tonnes (about 110 U.S. tons) of weed purchased. A story on The GrowthOp website says that Health Canada recently reported this figure, along with a total sales figure of about $1.27 billion Canadian (just under $1 billion U.S.). However, the majority of the sales were conducted on the black market. The article states that about two-thirds of all cannabis sales in Canada last year were made within the illicit market.

Tons of Weed

The amount of legal weed sold, while seemingly impressive, was less than market analysts had predicted for the year. It seems the black market was not displaced to the degree expected.

The article demonstrates in pictures the amount of marijuana sold by comparing it with several large items, such as a blue whale, a herd of elephants, and a parking lot full of cars.


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