OCS Publishes Q2: A Quarterly Review Insights Publication

December 15, 2021 (TORONTO) – Today the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) published A Quarterly Review (July 1 – September 30, 2021): Ontario’s second 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 second quarter of 2021-2022 marked the reopening of the province. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect various areas of the economy, substantial progress was made in the cannabis marketplace. Ontarians chose to purchase more than half of their cannabis through the legal market and a record 56 million grams of cannabis was sold across all product categories.

Notable insights from the report include:

  • Ontario continued to sell more legal cannabis than any other province or territory. 
  • Shoppers chose physical stores for 96% of their recreational cannabis purchases.
  • The number of communities served by authorized retail stores increased from 160 to 194. 
  • Though the number of stores continued to climb, average store sales increased by 6%.
  • Over 1100 authorized retailers open in Ontario. 

The full report is available here: Q2: A Quarterly Review (July 1 – September 30, 2021)

About the OCS

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) operates the largest legal and centralized wholesale cannabis organization in the world. We provide Ontario adults aged 19 and older with safe access to tested and traceable recreational cannabis products. As a Crown agency solely owned by the Province of Ontario, the OCS is mandated to provide a competitive alternative to the illegal market, champion a socially responsible cannabis industry and return its 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 and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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