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Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAR) Statistics 2013

The following information is available online for each month listed below:

  • National and Regional
    • number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess dried marihuana
    • number of persons who hold a licence to produce marihuana for their own medical purposes (Personal-Use Production Licence)
    • number of persons who hold a licence to produce marihuana for a person holding an Authorization to Possess dried marihuana (Designated-Person Production Licence)
  • National
    • number of persons who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes

Please note that, due to privacy considerations, Health Canada is unable to disclose certain information related to authorizations to possess and licences to produce; where those numbers are low enough that disclosure of the information could lead to a privacy violation, those values have been removed and replaced by Not available.

If you are looking for information or statistics from a date earlier than the ones posted here, please contact us.

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January 31, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 28,970
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 18,691
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,486
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,392
Regional Information as of January 31, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Yukon Not available Not available Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Newfoundland and Labrador 151 49 Not available
Prince Edward Island 72 38 Not available
Nova Scotia 1,879 1,340 134
New Brunswick 575 437 31
Quebec 890 552 121
Ontario 8,649 5,048 651
Manitoba 463 295 71
Saskatchewan 699 285 60
Alberta 1,504 727 117
British Columbia 14,044 9,908 2,288

February 28, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 29,678
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 19,423
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,498
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,349
Regional Information as of February 28, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Yukon Not available Not available Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Newfoundland and Labrador 152 50 Not available
Prince Edward Island 73 37 Not available
Nova Scotia 1,862 1,329 129
New Brunswick 594 451 33
Quebec 845 522 110
Ontario 8,507 5,015 646
Manitoba 499 326 74
Saskatchewan 707 283 59
Alberta 1,559 768 123
British Columbia 14,838 10,632 2,309

March 31, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 29,193
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 19,390
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,375
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,116
Regional Information as of March 31, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 1,548 789 120
British Columbia 15,125 11,048 2,233
Manitoba 519 347 74
New Brunswick 577 438 34
Newfoundland and Labrador 146 53 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,776 1,268 129
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 7,921 4,643 603
Prince Edward Island 72 36 Not available
Quebec 785 479 109
Saskatchewan 679 280 58
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

April 30, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 30,668
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 20,732
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,922
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,185
Regional Information as of April 30, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 1,617 845 137
British Columbia 16,168 12,001 2,548
Manitoba 570 394 84
New Brunswick 594 462 35
Newfoundland and Labrador 151 54 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,811 1,290 152
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 8,169 4,869 747
Prince Edward Island 71 35 Not available
Quebec 803 493 145
Saskatchewan 672 278 57
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

May 31, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 32,454
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 22,134
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 4,036
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,376
Regional Information as of May 31, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 1,747 946 135
British Columbia 17,159 12,870 2,617
Manitoba 624 436 86
New Brunswick 630 488 38
Newfoundland and Labrador 161 60 10
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,862 1,335 151
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 8,583 5,111 786
Prince Edward Island 69 33 Not available
Quebec 875 549 152
Saskatchewan 696 292 54
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

June 30, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 35,091
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 23,912
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 4,253
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,925
Regional Information as of June 30, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 1,922 1,038 143
British Columbia 18,372 13,778 2,722
Manitoba 726 514 100
New Brunswick 674 520 39
Newfoundland and Labrador 167 63 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,922 1,369 163
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 9,446 5,658 843
Prince Edward Island 75 33 Not available
Quebec 957 600 167
Saskatchewan 778 326 58
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

July 31, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 35,920
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 24,521
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 4,277
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 6,151
Regional Information as of July 31, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 1,997 1,073 138
British Columbia 18,626 14,001 2,679
Manitoba 776 553 100
New Brunswick 702 539 43
Newfoundland and Labrador 179 68 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,944 1,388 173
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 9,773 5,895 887
Prince Edward Island 76 31 Not available
Quebec 985 620 183
Saskatchewan 812 338 57
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

August 31, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 36,937
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 25,154
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 4,263
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 6,542
Regional Information as of August 31, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 2,111 1,137 145
British Columbia 18,916 14,222 2,622
Manitoba 812 569 105
New Brunswick 737 554 45
Newfoundland and Labrador 185 73 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,947 1,376 169
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 10,202 6,162 916
Prince Edward Island 74 30 Not available
Quebec 1,044 665 187
Saskatchewan 852 350 59
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

September 30, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 37,993
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 25,809
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 4,231
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 6,965
Regional Information as of September 30, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 2,243 1,202 149
British Columbia 19,220 14,451 2,562
Manitoba 856 604 105
New Brunswick 778 572 47
Newfoundland and Labrador 189 71 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,981 1,391 169
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 10,611 6,414 934
Prince Edward Island 77 30 Not available
Quebec 1079 684 189
Saskatchewan 900 374 61
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

October 31, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 38,507
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 26,208
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 4,203
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 7,150
Regional Information as of October 31, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 2,340 1,260 148
British Columbia 19,265 14,529 2,504
Manitoba 898 642 101
New Brunswick 793 584 49
Newfoundland and Labrador 191 72 Not available
Northwest Territories 30 Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,970 1,382 174
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 10,878 6,598 956
Prince Edward Island 81 31 Not available
Quebec 1,108 715 198
Saskatchewan 921 379 59
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

November 30, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 38,444
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 25,658
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 4,058
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 7,815
Regional Information as of November 30, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 2,382 1,233 138
British Columbia 18,890 14,148 2,389
Manitoba 944 642 100
New Brunswick 806 577 50
Newfoundland and Labrador 193 71 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,942 1,328 171
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 11,066 6,526 941
Prince Edward Island 84 Not available Not available
Quebec 1,130 711 195
Saskatchewan 949 376 58
Yukon Not available Not available Not available

December 31, 2013

  • Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 37,884
  • Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 24,990
  • Number of persons who hold a Designated-Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,896
  • Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 8,165
Regional Information as of December 31, 2013
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence

Table footnotes

Footnote 1

Not available

Alberta 2,364 1,200 128
British Columbia 18,383 13,734 2,276
Manitoba 855 636 99
New Brunswick 805 560 49
Newfoundland and Labrador 192 68 Not available
Northwest Territories Not available Not available Not available
Nova Scotia 1,903 1,278 165
Nunavut Not available Not available Not available
Ontario 11,071 6,406 916
Prince Edward Island 78 Not available Not available
Quebec 1,120 698 193
Saskatchewan 952 368 55
Yukon Not available Not available Not available