OCS publishes Q3 “Quarterly Review” insights publication

April 14, 2022 (TORONTO) – Today, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) published A Quarterly Review (October 1 – December 31, 2021): Ontario’s third 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 third quarter of 2021-22 saw the resurgence of closures across the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges presented by the rise of the Omicron variant, the cannabis marketplace continued to grow. Adult Ontarians purchased more legal cannabis than ever before at a record of 59 million grams across all product categories.

Notable insights from the report include:

  • Ontario sold more legal cannabis than any other province or territory, with nearly 41% of all legal cannabis sales in Canada occurring through the province’s licensed retailers and
  • The number of communities served by authorized retail stores increased from 194 to 217.
  • Shoppers chose physical stores for 96% of recreational cannabis purchases.
  • Over 1300 authorized retailers were open for business by the quarter’s end.

The full report is available here: Q3: A Quarterly Review (October 1 – December 31, 2022)

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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