Canada’s legal cannabis market winning over illicit consumers, survey suggests

More Canadians than ever are purchasing cannabis primarily from regulated suppliers instead of illicit ones, according to the Canadian government’s annual Cannabis Survey.

The survey, which is based on online responses from roughly 10,000 people, suggests that, among those who consumed cannabis in the past 12 months, 48% “always” obtained their cannabis from legal sources.

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That is up from 43% in 2021 and 37% in 2020.

That compares to 5% who “always” obtained cannabis from an illegal source in 2022, 7% in 2021 and 9% in 2020.

Canada legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2018.

The survey also found that 67% of those who consumed cannabis in the past year “never” obtained their products from illegal sources, while 15% “never” obtained their products from regulated sources.

The survey has mostly public-health implications, but some of the data is relevant for businesses.

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