How many legal cannabis stores are in Canada – and how accessible are they for consumers across the country?
MJBizDaily’s new map of Canadian cannabis retail distribution has those answers, offering a bird’s-eye view of Canada’s regulated marijuana retail sector, including:
National and provincial cannabis store numbers. The concentration of brick-and-mortar stores per 10,000 residents. The number of cannabis stores in major Canadian cities.
The map – based on provincial store and licensing data – underscores Canada’s uneven distribution of regulated marijuana retailers.
Although recreational marijuana legalization was a federal government initiative in Canada, regulating retail stores is the domain of the nation’s 13 provincial and territorial governments, with each government taking its own approach.
Unlike adult-use marijuana, regulated medical cannabis in Canada is not sold through brick-and mortar stores.
Alberta, which is Canada’s fourth-largest province by population, continues to lead the country in
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