Updated May 25, 2016.
As of May 25, 2016, there is over 1,000,000 square feet of approved medical marijuana production space in Canada, spread out across 28 different facilities from Vancouver Island to New Brunswick. This number doesn't include several very large facilities in the application process, applicants like Supreme or Woodstock in Ontario or Vida in Nova Scotia or Zenabis in New Brunswick, or hundreds of other prospective producers across the country still making their way through the approval process, as well as additional as-yet-approved capacity at currently-approved facilities.
Currently Approved Production Space by Province
The Majority of this approved space is in Ontario, with 70%, at 816,000 sq ft, with Saskatchewan, BC and Alberta in a distant 2, 3 and 4 position. These numbers reflect a similar breakdown in patient totals per province. Hover over the chart below to see specific numbers by province. Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and PEI are the only provinces currently without an approved facility. No territories currently have an approved facility.
Not all of this space is necessarily currently in production/under cultivation, but represents what is currently approved. This space can also include other parts of the facility like processing, storage and front end needs like customer service representatives. Several Licensed Producers have announced short term expansion plans within or adjacent to their current facilities, and these are noted in red below.
Some producers have the ability to build out within their current facilities, like Tweed Farms or Aphria, for example, who have 350,000 and 450,000 sq ft facilities, respectively but only use about 10% currently for cannabis cultivation. Others have plans to expand out on their current or adjacent footprint, like Canna Farms, Delta 9, Tilray and several others. The numbers below are based on the most up-to-date info available and are meant to reflect a broad overview.
Featured image of Hydropothecary's new 35,000 sq ft glass-roof facility in Quebec