Cannabis Growing in Canada

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This study analyzes demand for cannabis growing supplies in Canada by product, market, growing system type, and Canadian province/territory. Growing supplies demand is reported in value terms (US dollars) at the manufacturers’ level. Cannabis production volume (in dry pounds) and value (US dollars) at the growers’ level are also reported.

Hemp and Marijuana Supplies

Cannabis Production

Production volumes and values in this report cover only the dry weight of usable cannabis plant and exclude the value of downstream processing.

Reported cannabis production numbers in this study refer to:

  • all marijuana and hemp (i.e., cannabis containing 0.3% or less THC) produced by known and/or licensed (annual and temporary) commercial cultivators, whether or not that marijuana ends up on the black market (e.g., sold outside of regulated channels)
  • marijuana grown legally by individuals at home

While a significant portion of marijuana produced by these growers is eventually sold through illicit channels, these volumes are included to avoid significant underreporting in the marijuana growing supplies market.

In addition, demand data presented for the personal-use residential cannabis growing market assume the bans on non-medical home-grow operations currently in place in Québec and Manitoba will hold through the forecast period:

  • Although these provincial bans are not being strictly enforced, they are technically illicit operations for purposes of this study and thus excluded.
  • However, because these bans counter federal provisions, they could be invalidated by the doctrine of federal paramountcy.
  • If the bans are eventually overruled, personal-use residential demand for cannabis growing supplies will be higher in these markets and thus impact the national total.

Also excluded from this report are:

  • marijuana and hemp grown by unknown and unrecorded operations
  • marijuana grown illegally by individuals at home
  • cannabis illegally distributed outside of regulated channels and sold on the black market

Cannabis Growing Supplies

Cannabis growing supplies demand is segmented by consumables and equipment. Consumables used for growing cannabis include:

  • seeds and clones (i.e., cuttings)
  • growing media (including soilless types)
  • fertilizers and nutrient solutions
  • other consumables (e.g., pesticides, fungicides, geotextiles, cleaning chemicals, gloves and aprons, and carbon filters)

Equipment covered in this study are:

  • water tanks, irrigation equipment, and hydroponic systems (e.g., plastic water storage tanks and reservoirs; flood and drain tables; hoses, irrigation pipes, and drip irrigation systems; and hydroponic system components such as grow modules, reservoirs, pumps, plastic tubing, and other associated hardware)
  • fans and HVAC equipment (e.g., industrial and commercial fans; consumer personal fans; cooling and drying systems; dehumidifiers; air cleaners and purifiers; and pumps, duct silencers, and other HVAC system parts and accessories)
  • security equipment (e.g., cameras, motion detectors, video surveillance equipment, and access control systems)
  • lighting systems and replacement bulbs (e.g., LED, CFL, and HID lamps and bulbs)
  • pots and planters (e.g., standard plastic, ceramic, and metal pots with saucers for catching water runoff; growing trays, boxes, and baskets; fabric pots and grow bags; air pots; and hemp buckets)
  • harvesting and trimming equipment (e.g., agricultural harvesting equipment such as tractors and combines; specialty cannabis harvesting equipment such as buckers and dry trimmers; and hand tools such as bud trimmers and trimming shears)
  • cloning equipment (e.g., root cubes and trays; seedling humidity domes; clone buckets; cloning machines; and tissue culture cloning equipment)
  • other equipment (e.g., garden bedders and tillers; greenhouses; grow tents; monitors and controllers; pH and nutrient testers; plastic sheeting and liners; growing tables, benches, and trellises; and protective glasses)

Markets for cannabis growing supplies include:

  • commercial marijuana and hemp (including operations that are fully grown in a greenhouse)
  • private-use residential marijuana (i.e., personal home-grow operations)

Growing system types include soil-based and hydroponic systems.

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  1. Cannabis Growing in Canada

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the Canadian Market for Cannabis Growing Supplies

    2. 2 CANNABIS MARKET OVERVIEW & PROSPECTS

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      1. 2.1 Cannabis Definition & Scope

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      2. 2.2 Cannabis Applications

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        1. 2.2.1 Medical Marijuana

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        2. 2.2.2 Adult-Use/Recreational

          $82.00

        3. 2.2.3 CBD & Other Hemp-Derived Products

          $82.00

          1. Figure 2-1 | Applications for Hemp

      3. 2.3 Growth Opportunities

        $183.00

      4. 2.4 Market Threats

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      5. 2.5 National Regulatory Environment

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        1. 2.5.1 2018 Cannabis Act: Legalizing Cannabis for All Uses

          $295.00

          1. Table | 2018 Cannabis Act: Key Federal Adult-Use Provisions & Restrictions

        2. 2.5.2 Industrial Hemp Regulations

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          1. Table | Industrial Hemp: Number of Licenses Issued & Registered Hectares by Province, 2018

        3. 2.5.3 Legal Status of Cannabidiol (CBD) Products

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    3. 3 CANNABIS PRODUCTION

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 3-1 | Canada Cannabis Production

      2. 3.2 Cannabis Supply Chain

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        1. Figure 3-2 | Cannabis Supply Chain

      3. 3.3 Marijuana vs. Hemp

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        1. Figure 3-3 | Canada Commercial Cannabis Production: Marijuana & Hemp Production, 2018 – 2028

      4. 3.4 Production Outlook (Pounds)

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        1. 3.4.1 Production by Cannabis Type

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          1. Table | Canada Cannabis Production by Cannabis & Operation Type, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-4 | Canada Cannabis Production by Market, 2018 – 2028

        2. 3.4.2 Production by Province

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          1. Table | Canada Cannabis Production by Province, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-5 | Canada Cannabis Production by Province, 2018 – 2028

      5. 3.5 Cannabis Production Value by Application

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        1. Table | Canada Cannabis Production by Application, 2018 – 2028

        2. Figure 3-6 | Canada Cannabis Production Share by Application, 2019

    4. 4 CANNABIS CONSUMABLES & EQUIPMENT

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment

      2. 4.2 Products

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        1. 4.2.1 Demand by Product

          $203.00

          1. Table | Cannabis Growing Demand for Consumables & Equipment, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-2 | Consumables & Equipment Demand for Cannabis Growing, 2018 – 2028

        2. 4.2.2 Consumables

          $181.00

          1. Figure 4-3 | Consumables: Selected Product Examples

          2. Table | Consumables for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

          3. Figure 4-4 | Consumables for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2016 – 2028

        3. 4.2.3 Equipment

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          1. Figure 4-5 | Equipment: Selected Product Examples

          2. Table | Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

          3. Figure 4-6 | Equipment for Cannabis Production: Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

      3. 4.3 Markets

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        1. 4.3.1 Demand by Market

          $163.00

          1. Table | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Growers: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 4-7 | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Markets: Product Mix Comparison, 2019

        2. 4.3.2 Commercial

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          1. Table | Commercial Market: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

        3. 4.3.3 Private-Use Residential

          $183.00

          1. Table | Private-Use Residential Market: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

      4. 4.4 Growing Systems (Soil-Based & Hydroponic)

        $167.00

        1. Table | Cannabis Growing: Consumables & Equipment Demand by System Type & Market, 2018 – 2028

        2. Figure 4-8 | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Markets: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by System Type, 2019

    5. 5 MARKET TRENDS BY PROVINCE

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Canadian Provincial Markets for Cannabis Growing Supplies

      2. 5.2 Cannabis Growing Market by Province

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        1. Table | Consumables & Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Canadian Province, 2018 – 2028

        2. Figure 5-2 | Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Canadian Province, 2018 – 2023

      3. 5.3 Provincial Profile: Alberta

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        1. 5.3.1 Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $186.00

          1. Figure 5-3 | Alberta: Regulatory Highlights

          2. Figure 5-4 | Alberta: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028

        2. 5.3.2 Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $134.00

          1. Table | Alberta: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 5-5 | Alberta: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      4. 5.4 Provincial Profile: Saskatchewan

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        1. 5.4.1 Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $140.00

          1. Figure 5-6 | Saskatchewan: Regulatory Highlights

          2. Figure 5-7 | Saskatchewan: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028

        2. 5.4.2 Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $169.00

          1. Table | Saskatchewan: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 5-8 | Saskatchewan: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      5. 5.5 Provincial Profile: Ontario

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        1. 5.5.1 Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $241.00

          1. Figure 5-9 | Ontario: Regulatory Highlights

          2. Figure 5-10 | Ontario: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028

        2. 5.5.2 Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

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          1. Table | Ontario: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 5-11 | Ontario: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      6. 5.6 Provincial Profile: British Columbia

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        1. 5.6.1 Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $256.00

          1. Figure 5-12 | British Columbia: Regulatory Highlights

          2. Figure 5-13 | British Columbia: Cannabis Growing Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028

        2. 5.6.2 Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $124.00

          1. Table | British Columbia: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 5-14 | British Columbia: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      7. 5.7 Other Provinces & Territories

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        1. 5.7.1 Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $185.00

          1. Table | Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Province, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 5-15 | Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Market & Cannabis Production, 2018 – 2028

        2. 5.7.2 Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $146.00

          1. Table | Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 5-16 | Other Provinces & Territories: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

    6. 6 APPENDIX

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      1. 6.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant NACE Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 6.2 Definitions

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      3. 6.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 6.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 6.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 6.6 Sources

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      7. 6.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 6.8 Related Studies & Reports

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      9. 6.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. Table | Canada: Key Indicators for Cannabis Growing Products Demand, 2008 – 2028

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