Canadians bought $43M worth of marijuana in the first 2 weeks after legalization
Statistics Canada says sales at cannabis stores in the two weeks after legalization totalled $43 million.
The agency started collecting data for in-store and online sales from cannabis retailers as of Oct. 17, when fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds became legal for recreational use in the country.
The first set of data released Friday as part of the agency’s broader monthly retail trade figures only encompassed two weeks, but will reflect a complete reference month in the future.
Statistics Canada says different retail structures in each province and territory affected cannabis availability across the country.
Supply shortages a problem
The agency says retail figures will vary as new stores continue to come online and the marketplace evolves.