The number of Canadians registered to grow medical cannabis is now declining after several years of consistent increases.
A newly released survey from the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario shows about one-quarter of drivers in the province say they had recently consumed an edible prior to operating a motor vehicle.
Micro cannabis licences continue to be the most popular licence type in Canada, with more than half of the 185 licences issued so far this year being a micro cultivator, micro producer, or both.
In the first three years of legalization, Canadian cannabis consumers have had increasingly positive views of legal cannabis products when compared to illegal cannabis products regarding quality, convenience, safety, and price.
Health Canada recently released data showing how many applicants are in the licensing queue, how many licences are submitted, and the total number of licence holders broken down by licence type as well as which licences are outdoor, and which are affiliated with an Indigenous licence holder.
Canada’s cut-throat retail market has many battlegrounds, with a lot of attention being paid to pricing, branding, and store appeal. But behind the scenes there’s another battle, and that’s over high-quality data.
Health Canada’s attempts to learn from Indigenous and racialized communities about systemic barriers that exist within the cannabis industry are a good first step but have much further to go.