Shares of Canadian cannabis companies rose on Thursday after Statistics Canada reported record sales in July. New Cannabis Ventures reported that July retail sales for the country reached C$338.9 million, up 6% from June. Sales for July rose 45.6% from a year ago. Shares of Tilray Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209129655/composite TLRY -0.26% rose 3.2%, Canopy Growth /zigman2/quotes/200603886/composite CGC -0.50% advanced by 3.4%, Aurora Cannabis /zigman2/quotes/210559470/composite ACB -3.79% gained 3.1% and Village Farm International /zigman2/quotes/207525872/composite VFF +0.63% added 3.5%. Sitting out the gains, Ayr Wellness /zigman2/quotes/201137876/delayed AYRWF 0.00% dipped 0.3%.