A new report by Emergen Research suggests the global cannabis market could grow to $48.29 billion by 2027, representing a CAGR of 24.6%. Emergen said in 2019, the market was worth $8.26 billion.
“Proven medical effects of cannabis, legalization, active research genetic development and modification of the plant, and developments in cannabis intellectual property rights have all been recognized as cannabis market drivers. The market is dominated by North America. Because cannabis is widely utilized for therapeutic purposes in the United States, the industry has evolved and matured tremendously. Cannabis, as a psychoactive drug, continues to be popular among recreational and medicinal users in the United States.” — Emergen in a press release
The report notes that the North American duo of the U.S. and Canada currently “dominates” the market. Cannabis is legal in Canada and individual U.S. states and territories have legalized cannabis for either adult or medical use. Emergen suggests that the Asia Pacific region will account for the fastest growth through 2027 but notes that many European nations have begun to liberalize their cannabis laws; including Germany, which legalized medical cannabis in 2017, and France which legalized medical cannabis use in 2013 and five years later reduced penalties for possession.
Italy also legalized medical cannabis use in 2013 and has effectively decriminalized personal possession, while the United Kingdom legalized some medical cannabis products in 2018.
Emergen notes that industry market trends include the infusion of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and “tremendous demand from the therapeutic market.”
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