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Cannabis Production in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Cannabis Production in Canada

Over the five years to 2018, the Cannabis Production industry has transitioned from a single government-sponsored provider of medical cannabis products to a highly competitive industry comprising dozens of private companies. This development has largely been shaped by the Canadian government's ongoing deregulation of medical marijuana consumption, as well as underlying demographic shifts and improving consumer conditions. And while the sale and consumption of non-medical marijuana remains illegal in Canada, growing demand for cannabis products to treat chronic pain and other ailments has resulted in surging revenue growth for most industry operators. The Cannabis Act is expected to be signed into law by summer 2018, which would essentially legalize recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 18. In turn, this legislation would substantially increase the industry's total customer base. Ultimately, industry revenue is forecast to grow.

The industry includes all companies licensed by Health Canada to cultivate, produce and sell products containing medicinal marijuana. The value of medical marijuana grown in a patient’s home and illegal purchases of cannabis products for recreational use are both excluded from this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of adults aged 65 and older
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Aurora Cannabis Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Canopy Growth Corporation (industry-relevant operations) –financial performance*
    • Table Aphria Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table MedReleaf Corp. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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