Cannabis Stats Hub

Consultation objectives

On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada tabled the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) in Parliament to legalize the production, distribution and consumption of cannabis. If legislation is approved by Parliament, the new status might come into effect by mid-2018.

Statistics Canada's mandate is to provide Canadians with high-quality statistical information on the country's economy and society. As legalization of non-medical cannabis has social and economic implications, the agency is preparing to track the impact of this change in Canada.

The Cannabis Stats Hub has been created as an innovative way to collect and disseminate information on the purchase and use of cannabis, through a centralized portal. The statistics produced will provide important data, ensuring that Canadians are well-positioned to understand the socioeconomic impacts of legalization in the event that Bill C-45 is passed.

In November 2017, Statistics Canada will conduct usability testing on this new hub to obtain feedback from users.

Consultation methodology

Statistics Canada will conduct in-person usability consultations. Participants will be asked to complete a series of tasks and to provide feedback on the Cannabis Stats Hub.

How to get involved

Individuals who wish to obtain more information or to take part in a consultation may contact Statistics Canada by sending an email to

Please note that Statistics Canada selects participants for each consultation to ensure feedback is sought from a representative sample of the target population for the study. Not all applicants will be asked to participate in a given consultation.

Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of consultation participants. All personal information created, held or collected by the agency is protected by the Privacy Act. For more information on Statistics Canada's privacy policies, please consult the Privacy notice.

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