October 20, 2021 (TORONTO) – Today the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) published A Quarterly Review (April 1 – June 30, 2021): Ontario’s first quarter of 2021, as a resource for the Ontario cannabis industry. It provides comprehensive data including detailed sales figures by category and brand, pricing information and consumer trends.
The end of the first quarter of 2021-2022 commemorated the beginning of the third full year of retail stores operating in Ontario. Despite the impacts of lockdowns in the fight against COVID-19, Ontario’s legal cannabis sector showed resilience and growth. This quarter marked the achievement of a critical milestone in the legalization of cannabis with almost 50% of all cannabis sold through the legal market.
Notable insights from the report include:
- Ontario consumers purchased more than 41.9 million grams of cannabis.
- 92% of sales occurred through private licensed retailers.
- The number of communities served by retail stores doubled.
- Ontario continued to offer the broadest catalogue of cannabis products in Canada, with the highest national recreational share of cannabis.
The full report is available here: Q1: A Quarterly Review (April 1 – June 30, 2021)
About the OCS
The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) operates the largest legal, centralized wholesale cannabis organization in the world to provide Ontario adults aged 19 and older with safe access to tested, traceable, quality recreational cannabis products. As a Crown agency solely owned by the Province of Ontario, the OCS is mandated to transition consumers away from illegal market, support a socially responsible industry and return profits to the people of Ontario. Our mission is to enable a vibrant cannabis marketplace through great customer experiences rooted in selection, service and quality. For more information visit the OCS website and follow us on Twitter(X), Instagram or LinkedIn
Legal Recreational Cannabis
Under Health Canada’s regulations, licensed producers must have all products tested for harmful and banned substances, and each regulated product requires a Certificate of Analysis (COA) and a Statement of Attestation (SOA) traceable to the product lot number. These regulations also require legal cannabis products be sold in child-resistant packaging and to be packaged in ways that do not appeal to children and youth.
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