Cannabis sales jumped $11M in May as more stores open
Canadians bought $85 million worth of legal weed in May, $11 million more than April’s sales, figures released Friday by Statistics Canada show.
On a per-capita basis, sales continued to be strongest in Atlantic Canada — Prince Edward Islanders bought $8.47 worth of cannabis per capita, far more than any other province — and also in Saskatchewan.
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Sales saw the strongest growth in B.C., Ontario and Quebec. Provinces that haven’t expanded their retail networks since legalization, like Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, show stable levels of sales.
British Columbia’s legal stores have faced competition from a very entrenched grey-market sector and have