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Cannabis Growing Market in Canada

Cannabis Growing Market in Canada

Canadian demand for cannabis growing supplies – i.e., consumables and equipment used to grow hemp and marijuana – is forecast to rise 12% per year to US$1.8 billion in 2023. Nationwide legalization of adult-use (i.e., nonmedical, recreational) marijuana – combined with expanding hemp output due to rising consumer interest in CBD-infused products – will drive sales, as newly licensed businesses invest in the consumables and equipment needed to produce quality, regulation-compliant cannabis.

This report covers Canadian demand for cannabis growing supplies by product, market, growing system type, and Canadian province. Data are provided in US dollars at the manufacturers’ level. Cannabis production volume (in dry pounds) and US dollars at the grower level are also reported.

In addition, the study features a detailed overview of the regulatory environment, including up-to-date analysis of federal and provincial regulations regarding production, access, possession, use, and sale of industrial hemp, CBD products, medical marijuana, and adult-use marijuana.

Cannabis growing supplies covered in the study are the following consumables and equipment types:
Seeds and clones (i.e., cuttings)
Growing media
Fertilizers and nutrient solutions

Other consumables (e.g., pesticides, fungicides, geotextiles, cleaning chemicals, gloves and aprons, carbon filters)
Water tanks, irrigation equipment, and hydroponic systems
Fans and HVAC equipment
Security equipment
Lighting systems and bulbs
Pots and planters
Harvesting and trimming equipment
Cloning equipment

Other equipment (e.g., garden bedders and tillers; greenhouses; grow tents; monitors and controllers; pH and nutrient testers; plastic sheeting and liners; growing tables, benches, and trellises; protective glasses)
Markets and growing locations for cannabis growing supplies are:
Commercial indoor marijuana
Commercial greenhouse and hybrid marijuana
Commercial hemp
Private-use residential marijuana (i.e., personal home-grow operations)

Growing system types covered in this report include:
Soil-based systems
Hydroponic systems

Data is broken out for the following Canadian provinces:
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Ontario
British Columbia
Other provinces and territories (including Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Quebec)

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the Canadian cannabis growing supplies market, including trends in key market segments. Historical data are provided for 2018, with forecasts for 2019, 2023, and 2028, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data are provided in US dollar value. Also included is an analysis of hemp and marijuana production in volume and value terms.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the Canadian Market for Cannabis Growing Supplies
  • CANNABIS MARKET OVERVIEW & PROSPECTS
    • Cannabis Definition & Scope
    • Cannabis Applications
      • Medical Marijuana
      • Adult-Use/Recreational
      • CBD & Other Hemp-Derived Products
        • Table Figure 2-1 | Applications for Hemp
    • Growth Opportunities
    • Market Threats
    • National Regulatory Environment
      • 2018 Cannabis Act: Legalizing Cannabis for All Uses
        • Table 2018 Cannabis Act: Key Federal Adult-Use Provisions & Restrictions
      • Industrial Hemp Regulations
        • Table Industrial Hemp: Number of Licenses Issued & Registered Hectares by Province, 2018
      • Legal Status of Cannabidiol (CBD) Products
  • CANNABIS PRODUCTION
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Canada Cannabis Production
    • Cannabis Supply Chain
      • Table Figure 3-2 | Cannabis Supply Chain
    • Marijuana vs. Hemp
      • Table Figure 3-3 | Canada Commercial Cannabis Production: Marijuana & Hemp Production, 2018 – 2028
    • Production Outlook (Pounds)
      • Production by Cannabis Type
        • Table Canada Cannabis Production by Cannabis & Operation Type, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Canada Cannabis Production by Market, 2018 – 2028
      • Production by Province
        • Table Canada Cannabis Production by Province, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Canada Cannabis Production by Province, 2018 – 2028
    • Cannabis Production Value by Application
      • Table Canada Cannabis Production by Application, 2018 – 2028
      • Table Figure 3-6 | Canada Cannabis Production Share by Application, 2019
  • CANNABIS CONSUMABLES & EQUIPMENT
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment
    • Products
      • Demand by Product
        • Table Cannabis Growing Demand for Consumables & Equipment, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Consumables & Equipment Demand for Cannabis Growing, 2018 – 2028
      • Consumables
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Consumables: Selected Product Examples
        • Table Consumables for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Consumables for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2016 – 2028
      • Equipment
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Equipment: Selected Product Examples
        • Table Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Equipment for Cannabis Production: Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
    • Markets
      • Demand by Market
        • Table Commercial & Private-Use Residential Growers: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Markets: Product Mix Comparison, 2019
      • Commercial
        • Table Commercial Market: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
      • Private-Use Residential
        • Table Private-Use Residential Market: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
    • Growing Systems (Soil-Based & Hydroponic)
      • Table Cannabis Growing: Consumables & Equipment Demand by System Type & Market, 2018 – 2028
      • Table Figure 4-8 | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Markets: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by System Type, 2019
  • MARKET TRENDS BY PROVINCE
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Canadian Provincial Markets for Cannabis Growing Supplies
    • Cannabis Growing Market by Province
      • Table Consumables & Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Canadian Province, 2018 – 2028
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Canadian Province, 2018 – 2023
    • Provincial Profile: Alberta
      • Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Alberta: Regulatory Highlights
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Alberta: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028
      • Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)
        • Table Alberta: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 5-5 | Alberta: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019
    • Provincial Profile: Saskatchewan
      • Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment
        • Table Figure 5-6 | Saskatchewan: Regulatory Highlights
        • Table Figure 5-7 | Saskatchewan: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028
      • Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)
        • Table Saskatchewan: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 5-8 | Saskatchewan: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019
    • Provincial Profile: Ontario
      • Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment
        • Table Figure 5-9 | Ontario: Regulatory Highlights
        • Table Figure 5-10 | Ontario: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028
      • Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)
        • Table Ontario: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 5-11 | Ontario: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019
    • Provincial Profile: British Columbia
      • Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment
        • Table Figure 5-12 | British Columbia: Regulatory Highlights
        • Table Figure 5-13 | British Columbia: Cannabis Growing Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028
      • Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)
        • Table British Columbia: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 5-14 | British Columbia: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019
    • Other Provinces & Territories
      • Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment
        • Table Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Province, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 5-15 | Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028
      • Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)
        • Table Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028
        • Table Figure 5-16 | Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant NACE Codes
      • Table Relevant HS Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Table Canada: Key Indicators for Cannabis Growing Products Demand, 2008 – 2028

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