Legal recreational cannabis sales declined across the country in September, with New Brunswick charting one of the largest month-over-month drops, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada released Friday morning. 

Approximately $123 million in legal adult-use cannabis was sold across Canada, down 2.4 per cent from $126 million in sales in August. 

New Brunswick — the province that is looking to sell its retail weed business to the private sector because of compounding losses — sold 40 per cent less cannabis in September than it did the previous month, according to Stats Can data. The province took in just $3.3 million from cannabis sales in September, compared to $5.4 million in August. 

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