By Rob Kuvinka, Information Science Manager, New Frontier Information

Just after a complete year of legal, regulated sales of cannabis in Canada, and armed with nine months’ worth of information from Statistics Canada (October 2018 to July 2019) and added intelligence sourced from private firms, New Frontier Information has analyzed and aggregated  the impacts and some lessons discovered about federal legalization in a substantial nation.

The overall performance of the adult-use industry not only offers invaluable strategic insights for firms across the 3 market sectors, but also serves as a referential guide for governments worldwide which are contemplating cannabis legalization.

The National Cannabis Survey (run by Statistics Canada) shows that the Cannabis Act era has expanded the quantity of customers in Canada. In 2019, 17% of persons 15 years and older reported getting consumed for the duration of the prior 3 months, with males consuming at practically twice the price as females (21% vs. 12%), which marked a statistically considerable enhance from early 2018 (which saw a 15% usage price). The enhance has been driven by reduce-usage groups – extra customers reporting infrequent or occasional use – and persons in older age ranges (i.e., 45 and up). The quantity of every day and practically-every day customers has remained unchanged from the prior year, at six.1%.

In the initially half of 2019, dried cannabis remained the most well-liked item category, consumed by 77% of customers. Edibles (26%), liquid concentrates (20%), cannabis oil cartridges or vape pens (19%) and hashish or kief (16%) had been the other prime categories. Item mix usage prices do not look to differ by gender or age in Canada. These item usage prices are comparable to the United States, while there is a slightly greater preference for hash/kief and liquid concentrates in Canada, a slightly greater preference for dried flower and strong edibles in the United States. Statistics Canada has discovered that top quality and security are, by a wide margin, the principal components viewed as by customers when generating buying choices.

Inside the evolving cannabis customer industry, information supplied by Strainprint, a health-related cannabis information corporation, shows how momentum in the reputation of CBD-only items has grown in Canada more than the previous year. In reality, CBD-only items are now utilized in 9% of cannabis sessions tracked, up four% from a year ago. CBD oil items are utilized far extra regularly by females than males (especially amongst the 35-44 age group), with inflammation, anxiousness, nerve discomfort, muscle discomfort, and depression, respectively, ranking amongst the 5 most regularly treated symptoms reported by shoppers. It is also typical to see sufferers making use of items with greater concentrations of THC in the CBD:THC ratio (e.g., 10:1 or 1:1) and complete-spectrum blends (oils containing terpenes and cannabinoids, like CBD/CBN/CBG).

As news about vaping-associated illnesses and fatalities has escalated in current months, the sturdy public concern surrounding top quality and security should really likewise be central concentrate amongst vaporizer firms targeting the Canadian industry. On the other hand, brands interviewed reportedly anticipate robust customer demand for vapes when launched, even with the heightened security issues. Most brands acknowledged paying close consideration to the mysterious crisis, but continue to contemplate vapes as a central pillar inside their items tactic and anticipate only a restricted effect on demand.

New Frontier Data’s new release, The Canada Cannabis Report: 2019 Market Outlook delivers extra data about how the Cannabis Act has impacted Canada’s health-related and illicit markets, and additional insights about customer trends, economic markets, job creation, and health-related exporting possibilities.

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