Adult-use cannabis sales jumped sharply in July as Canadians stocked up for summer, new data from Statistics Canada suggests.
Regulated marijuana sales that month grew to 395 million Canadian dollars ($315 million), an almost 4.5% increase over June.
It was one of the biggest monthly gains so far this year in Canada.
The province of Manitoba experienced the biggest monthly increase by percentage, jumping 20% to CA$17.1 million in retail sales.
On a dollars basis, the biggest monthly increase was in Ontario, where sales rose CA$6.8 million to CA$159.5 million in July.
Quebec’s cannabis sales grew a disappointing 1% month-over-month to about CA$50 million.
So far this year, roughly CA$2.55 billion worth of recreational cannabis has been sold.
In the remaining provinces, July sales totals and month-over-month sales were:
Alberta: CA$69.1 million (+3%). British Columbia: CA$57.3 million (+6%). Manitoba: CA$17.1 million (+20%). Nova Scotia: CA$9.1 million
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