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If cannabis stocks were a curiosity in 2017, then in 2018 they went mainstream.

For proof, take a look at daily trading activity on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

In volume terms, a cannabis stock was the most-traded TSX-listed equity on the exchange in 144 out of 251 sessions in 2018, or 57 per cent of trading days. Aurora Cannabis Inc. was the clear standout, accounting for all but 11 of those sessions. In dollar terms, cannabis stocks were at the top in 94 sessions, with Canopy Growth Corp. accounting for 56 of them.

Activity was especially hot in the weeks before Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use in mid-October. But since then, pot stocks have shown some staying power. In December, either Aurora Cannabis or Aphria Inc. was the most-traded TSX-listed equity on the exchange, by volume, in 11 of 19 sessions.

Riding high on the charts

Each green square shows when a cannabis stock

was the most-traded TSX-listed equity on the

Toronto Stock Exchange, by volume and session,

in 2018.

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Note: Aphria Inc.’s TSX ticker name changed in

November.

MATT LUNDY, THE GLOBE AND MAIL,

SOURCE: TMX GROUP

Riding high on the charts

Each green square shows when a cannabis stock

was the most-traded TSX-listed equity on the Toronto

Stock Exchange, by volume and session, in 2018.

Holiday

Cannabis

Non-cannabis

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Note: Aphria Inc.’s TSX ticker name changed in November.

MATT LUNDY, THE GLOBE AND MAIL; SOURCE: TMX GROUP

Riding high on the charts

Each green square shows when a cannabis stock

was the most-traded TSX-listed equity on the Toronto

Stock Exchange, by volume and session, in 2018.

Holiday

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Non-cannabis

January

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Note: Aphria Inc.’s TSX ticker name changed in November.

MATT LUNDY, THE GLOBE AND MAIL; SOURCE: TMX GROUP

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Tickers mentioned in this story

Study and track financial data on any traded entity: click to open the full quote page. Data updated as of 22/05/24 4:00pm EDT.

SymbolName% changeLast
WEED-T
Canopy Growth Corp
-6.66%12.89
ACB-T
Aurora Cannabis Inc
-3.5%9.38

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