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Marihuana Medical Access Program Statistics

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 "-".

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, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 13,781

Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 8,247

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 1,912

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes:
2,891

Regional Information as of January 31, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 87 31 -
Prince Edward Island 39 - -
Nova Scotia 1,256 877 93
New Brunswick 358 256 -
Quebec 560 340 83
Ontario 5,368 3,211 427
Manitoba 141 80 -
Saskatchewan 338 151 32
Alberta 690 286 55
British Columbia 4,928 2,987 1,182

February 29, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 15,262

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 8,878

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 1,908

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 3,172

Regional Information as of February 29, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 95 - -
Prince Edward Island 40 - -
Nova Scotia 1,451 904 83
New Brunswick 386 261 -
Quebec 629 377 91
Ontario 5,917 3,442 431
Manitoba 166 95 -
Saskatchewan 369 166 36
Alberta 750 306 53
British Columbia 5,436 3,266 1,177

March 31, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 17,132

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 10,466

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 2,176

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 3,503

Regional Information as of March 31, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 100 32 -
Prince Edward Island 43 - -
Nova Scotia 1,570 1,022 92
New Brunswick 419 302 -
Quebec 708 449 97
Ontario 6,714 4,136 501
Manitoba 194 112 -
Saskatchewan 417 183 37
Alberta 831 344 60
British Columbia 6,116 3,855 1,338

April 30, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 19,156

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 11,571

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 2,414

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 3,936

Regional Information as of April 30, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 110 36 -
Prince Edward Island 49 - -
Nova Scotia 1,674 1,084 96
New Brunswick 443 315 -
Quebec 779 480 110
Ontario 7,367 4,428 552
Manitoba 237 132 33
Saskatchewan 514 224 46
Alberta 924 389 66
British Columbia 7,035 4,451 1,478

May 31, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 20,559

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 12,559

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 2,642

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 4,219

Regional Information as of May 31, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 122 37 -
Prince Edward Island 53 - -
Nova Scotia 1,739 1,162 105
New Brunswick 462 342 -
Quebec 805 504 113
Ontario 7,709 4,645 594
Manitoba 271 150 39
Saskatchewan 552 242 47
Alberta 1,009 425 73
British Columbia 7,808 5,016 1,636

June 30, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 21,881

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 13,174

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 2,756

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 4,470

Regional Information as of June 30, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 132 41 -
Prince Edward Island 53 - -
Nova Scotia 1,830 1,193 110
New Brunswick 500 364 -
Quebec 845 546 117
Ontario 8,054 4,705 619
Manitoba 296 164 43
Saskatchewan 574 252 50
Alberta 1,082 449 76
British Columbia 8,484 5,424 1,705

July 31, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 23,154

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 13,995

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 2,861

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 4,678

Regional Information as of July 31, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 133 41 -
Prince Edward Island 53 - -
Nova Scotia 1,880 1,230 107
New Brunswick 518 377 -
Quebec 857 533 117
Ontario 8,294 4,850 623
Manitoba 331 188 50
Saskatchewan 607 266 54
Alberta 1,149 478 84
British Columbia 9,297 5,994 1,788

August 31, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 24,580

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 14,794

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 2,960

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 4,923

Regional Information as of August 31, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 139 43 -
Prince Edward Island 61 31 -
Nova Scotia 1,940 1,244 114
New Brunswick 543 394 -
Quebec 874 533 113
Ontario 8,567 4,862 615
Manitoba 355 213 52
Saskatchewan 630 270 56
Alberta 1,210 503 88
British Columbia 10,224 6,690 1,884

September 30, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 25,398

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 15,647

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,110

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 4,994

Regional Information as of September 30, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 142 45 -
Prince Edward Island 65 33 -
Nova Scotia 1,956 1,276 116
New Brunswick 553 412 -
Quebec 891 550 119
Ontario 8,551 4,962 629
Manitoba 377 231 56
Saskatchewan 644 273 58
Alberta 1,255 547 94
British Columbia 10,927 7,306 1,999

October 31, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 26,245

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 16,505

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,230

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,099

Regional Information as of October 31, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 141 44 -
Prince Edward Island 65 33 -
Nova Scotia 1,897 1,303 122
New Brunswick 560 420 -
Quebec 880 549 121
Ontario 8,600 5,062 643
Manitoba 406 248 62
Saskatchewan 658 279 60
Alberta 1,313 585 101
British Columbia 11,682 7,970 2,083

November 30, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 27,602

Number of persons who hold a Personal Use Production Licence in Canada: 17,627

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,347

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,266

Regional Information as of November 30, 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 145 48 -
Prince Edward Island 67 34 -
Nova Scotia 1,865 1,335 131
New Brunswick 571 436 -
Quebec 884 553 117
Ontario 8,765 5,147 645
Manitoba 430 268 67
Saskatchewan 680 278 58
Alberta 1,389 638 110
British Columbia 12,764 8,879 2,175

December 31, 2012

Number of persons who hold an Authorization to Possess Dried Marihuana in Canada: 28,115

Number of persons who hold a Personal-Use Production Licence in Canada: 18,063

Number of persons who hold a Designated Person Production Licence in Canada: 3,405

Number of persons in Canada who have indicated they will access dried marihuana and/or marihuana seeds from Health Canada for medical purposes: 5,283

Regional Information as of December 2012
Region Authorization to Possess Personal-Use Production Licence Designated Person Production Licence
Yukon - - -
Northwest Territories - - -
Nunavut - - -
Newfoundland and Labrador 146 49 -
Prince Edward Island 68 35 -
Nova Scotia 1,864 1,338 132
New Brunswick 566 433 31
Quebec 884 556 120
Ontario 8,617 5,044 640
Manitoba 443 276 68
Saskatchewan 688 276 56
Alberta 1,438 677 115
British Columbia 13,362 9,369 2,232