Cannabis Testing Market, by Product Type (Analytical Instruments , Spectroscopy Instruments, Consumables and Breathe Analyzer), by Service Type (Potency Testing, Terpene Testing, Pesticide Testing, Residual Solvent, Heavy Metal Testing, Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing, and Others), by End Users (Testing Laboratories, Drug Manufactures, and Research Institutes ), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) - Size, Share, Trends and Forecast till 2026

  • Published On : Jul 2018 |
  • Pages : 180 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Market Insights - Cannabis Testing Market

To get an in-depth insights on the cannabis testing market, you first need to know what cannabis testing is. Cannabis testing is done for various purpose such as finding concentration of active ingredient (cannabinoids, terpene), which determines the medical potency of the cannabis. It is also tested for determining various other ingredient in given sample. For instance, to determine the pesticide residue content in the given sample that undermines the purity and efficacy. Cannabis testing also involves determination of contaminants such as fungi and bacteria (mycotoxins), which could causes serious pulmonary infections if administered unchecked.

Furthermore, cannabis testing comprises determination of trace metals such as cadmium, arsenic, leads and mercury over cannabis plants and products, which could impart adverse effect to human health. Three species of cannabis are present, each has different concentration of active ingredient (cannabinoids and terpene), which leads to risk of cannabis adulteration with cannabis species having lower amount of active ingredient. Therefore in such cases cannabis testing would be beneficial to find the authenticity of given specimen.

Overall cannabis testing process involves sample and column preparation, identification of analyte, determining concentration, and separating the analyte. Various analytical techniques majorly used to test the cannabis are Liquid Chromatography (LC) / High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), ELISA kits, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Cannabis testing products also involves breathe analyzer and other instruments to check concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol when consumed illegally. Tetrahydrocannabinol is psychoactive ingredient.

The global cannabis testing market size was valued at US$ 926.3 million in 2017, and is expected to witness a CAGR of 13.2% over the forecast period (2018 – 2026).

Figure 1. Global Cannabis Testing Market (US$ Mn), by Region, 2017

Cannabis Testing Market | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights (2018)

Figure 2. Global Cannabis Testing Market (US$ Mn), by Products, 2017

Cannabis Testing Market | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights (2018)

Legalization of cannabis for medicinal and recreational activity to drive growth of the cannabis testing market

Increasing approval of medicinal cannabis products along with extensive research and development activities in the medical cannabis market are expected to support growth of the cannabis testing market.

For instance, in July 2017, 18 states in the U.S. allowed the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) extract, majorly in oil form with minimal tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for the treatment of epilepsy or seizures in adversely affected children. In March 2017, German parliament signed and enforced law, which allows the healthcare professionals to prescribe the medicinal cannabis products to relieve patients from severe health issues such as chronic pain, vomiting, and nausea.

Cannabis testing market is projected to witness positive growth during the forecast period, owing to the requirement of desired active ingredient detection and undesired trace elements (mycotoxins and trace metals) before utilizing cannabis product for medicinal and recreational purpose. Increased trend of using cannabis for recreational purpose would be another major impetus for simultaneous rise in cannabis testing market.

In 2012, only two states in the U.S. had legalized recreational use of cannabis however by 2017, seven more states legalized recreational use of cannabis. In January 2018, use of cannabis for recreational purpose initiated in California which resulted in tourist attraction in California and in turn it also doubled the cannabis cultivation assessing business opportunity.

Furthermore, laws mandate compulsory cannabis quality control testing, which is expected to fuel market growth. Furthermore, increasing number of test laboratory across developed country such as U.S. is expected to fuel market growth. First cannabis testing lab was started in Washington U.S. in June 201. ,

Increased approval for cannabis-based drugs and new product launches for cannabis testing are expected to propel growth of the cannabis testing market

Various cannabis manufacturer across globe are focused on introducing the cannabis products to target various disease, which in turn is expected to promote application of cannabis testing instruments, as this products need to be approved from the health regulatory bodies for their efficacy and purity. For instance, in May 2018, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the medication, called Epidiolex manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals to treat two rare forms of epilepsy caused by Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes in patients two years and older.

In July 2016, Insys Therapeutics, Inc. received U.S.FDA approval for dronabinol oral solution- Syndros, which is an orally administered liquid formulation of cannabinoid dronabinol. The Syndros is indicated for treatment of anorexia associated with weight loss among patients suffering from AIDS and patients suffering from cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

Companies are launching innovative, precise, and efficient analytical platform for cannabis testing, which is expected to fuel market growth. For instance, Agilent Technologies Inc. in 2017, introduced a high-resolution, accurate gas chromatography mass system named as Agilent 7250 GC/Q-TOF system, which combines gas chromatography and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry with a Low Energy Electron Ionization source enabling high exploration of unknown chemical samples.

High cost of analytical instruments for testing cannabis is one of the factors restraining growth of the market. Furthermore, there are no standards for various residue and unwanted material in cannabis such as pesticide residue, heavy metal, and mycotoxin, which results into inauthenticity of test results given by different cannabis testing laboratories.  

Key players operating in the cannabis testing market include Shimadzu Corporation, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., PerkinElmer, Inc., Millipore Sigma, AB SCIEX LLC, Cannabix Technologies, Inc., Waters Corporation, Steep Hill Labs, Inc., CannaSafe Analytics, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc., LabLynx, Inc., SC Laboratories Inc., GenTech Scientific, Pharm Labs, LLC, and Digipath Labs, Inc.

Cannabis testing involves quantification of major chemical compound and active ingredient in the given specimen of cannabis. Cannabinoids and terpene are major active ingredient that has medicinal potency. Depending on the concentration of the chemical active ingredient, the potency of the sample representing huge quantity of cannabis is decided. Cannabis testing is performed with the help of analytical instruments such as liquid chromatography, gas chromatography etc. Commercial labs offers dedicated cannabis testing services in developed region. Increasing number of the medicinal usage is propelling demand for commercial manufacturing of cannabis. However, government authorities demands quality testing of the cannabis before using them for recreational and medicinal purpose

Market Dynamics

Cannabis testing products and services market is witnessing significant growth with increased government approval and loosening regulatory stringent ness over use of cannabis for commercial and recreational purpose. For instance, in February 2016, the Australian government amended the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967, to allow cultivation of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes under a national licensing scheme, which is expected to favor the growth of the commercial manufacturing of cannabis plant in the region, which in turn would also drive growth of the cannabis testing market. Furthermore, the Australian government in January 2018, announced that it would allow medicinal cannabis exports, which is expected to provide growth opportunities for domestic manufacturers. Increasing number of laboratories offering cannabis testing is expected to further drive the market growth.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of cannabis testing market and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2017, as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new Fixator launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global cannabis testing market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, Fixator portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Agilent Technologies, Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, PerkinElmer, Inc., Millipore Sigma, AB SCIEX LLC, Cannabix Technologies, Inc., Waters Corporation, , Steep Hill Labs, Inc., SC Laboratories Inc., CannaSafe Analytics, GenTech Scientific, Pharm Labs, LLC, and Digipath Labs, Inc
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future fixator launch, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global cannabis testing market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the cannabis testing market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Cannabis Testing Market, By Product and Service Type:
    • Product type
      • Analytical Instruments
        • Chromatography Instruments
          • Liquid Chromatography
          • Gas Chromatography
          • Others
        • Spectroscopy Instruments
          • Mass Spectroscopy
          • Atomic Spectroscopy
      • Consumables
      • Breathe Analyzer
    • Service Type
      • Potency Testing
      • Terpene Testing
      • Pesticide Testing
      • Residual Solvent
      • Heavy Metal Testing
      • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
      • Others
  • Global Cannabis Testing Market, By End Users:
    • Testing Laboratories
    • Drug Manufacturer
    • Research Institutes
  • Global Cannabis Testing Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Product
        • Analytical Instruments
          • Liquid Chromatography
          • Gas Chromatography
          • Others
        • Spectroscopy Instruments
          • Mass Spectroscopy
          • Atomic Spectroscopy
        • Consumables
        • Breathe Analyzers
      • By Service Type:
        • Potency Testing
        • Terpene Testing
        • Pesticide Testing
        • Residual Solvent
        • Heavy Metal Testing
        • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
        • Others
      • By End User:
        • Testing Laboratories
        • Drug Manufacturer
        • Research Institutes 
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Product
        • Analytical Instruments
          • Liquid Chromatography
          • Gas Chromatography
          • Others
        • Spectroscopy Instruments
          • Mass Spectroscopy
          • Atomic Spectroscopy
        • Consumables
        • Breathe Analyzers
      • By Service Type:
        • Potency Testing
        • Terpene Testing
        • Pesticide Testing
        • Residual Solvent
        • Heavy Metal Testing
        • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
        • Others
      • By End User:
        • Testing Laboratories
        • Drug Manufacturer
        • Research Institutes 
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Product
        • Analytical Instruments
          • Liquid Chromatography
          • Gas Chromatography
          • Others
        • Spectroscopy Instruments
          • Mass Spectroscopy
          • Atomic Spectroscopy
        • Consumables
        • Breathe Analyzers
      • By Service Type:
        • Potency Testing
        • Terpene Testing
        • Pesticide Testing
        • Residual Solvent
        • Heavy Metal Testing
        • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
        • Others
      • By End User:
        • Testing Laboratories
        • Drug Manufacturer
        • Research Institutes 
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Product
        • Analytical Instruments
          • Liquid Chromatography
          • Gas Chromatography
          • Others
        • Spectroscopy Instruments
          • Mass Spectroscopy
          • Atomic Spectroscopy
        • Consumables
        • Breathe Analyzers
      • By Service Type:
        • Potency Testing
        • Terpene Testing
        • Pesticide Testing
        • Residual Solvent
        • Heavy Metal Testing
        • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
        • Others
      • By End User:
        • Testing Laboratories
        • Drug Manufacturer
        • Research Institutes 
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Product
        • Analytical Instruments
          • Liquid Chromatography
          • Gas Chromatography
          • Others
        • Spectroscopy Instruments
          • Mass Spectroscopy
          • Atomic Spectroscopy
        • Consumables
        • Breathe Analyzers
      • By Service Type:
        • Potency Testing
        • Terpene Testing
        • Pesticide Testing
        • Residual Solvent
        • Heavy Metal Testing
        • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
        • Others
      • By End User:
        • Testing Laboratories
        • Drug Manufacturer
        • Research Institutes 
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Product
        • Analytical Instruments
          • Liquid Chromatography
          • Gas Chromatography
          • Others
        • Spectroscopy Instruments
          • Mass Spectroscopy
          • Atomic Spectroscopy
        • Consumables
        • Breathe Analyzers
      • By Service Type:
        • Potency Testing
        • Terpene Testing
        • Pesticide Testing
        • Residual Solvent
        • Heavy Metal Testing
        • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
        • Others
      • By End User:
        • Testing Laboratories
        • Drug Manufacturer
        • Research Institutes 
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Agilent Technologies, Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Highlights
      • Financial Overview
      • Market Strategies
    • Shimadzu Corporation
    • Millipore Sigma, Inc.
    • Waters Corporation
    • AB SCIEX LLC
    • Steep Hill Labs, Inc.
    • Cannabix Technologies, Inc.
    • Digipath Labs, Inc.
    • CannaSafe Analytic, Inc.

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Products
      • Market Snippet, By Service Type
      • Market Devices, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • New Product Launches
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Testimonials
    • Brand Analysis
    • PEST Analysis
    • Porters Five Forces model
  4. Global Cannabis Testing Market, By Product and Service Type,2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2018 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
        • Product Type
          • Analytical Instruments
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
              • Liquid Chromatography
                • Introduction
                • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
              • Gas Chromatography
                • Introduction
                • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
              • Others
                • Introduction
                • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
          • Spectroscopic Instruments
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
              • Mass Spectroscopy
                • Introduction
                • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
              • Atomic Spectroscopy
                • Introduction
                • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2015 – 2025, (US$ Million)
          • Consumables
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
          • Breathe Analyzer
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Service Type
          • Potency Testing
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
          • Terpene Testing
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
          • Pesticide Testing
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
          • Residual Solvent
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
          • Heavy Metal Testing
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
          • Mycotoxin and Microbial Testing
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
          • Others
            • Introduction
            • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Cannabis Testing Market, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2018 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
        • Testing Laboratories
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Drug Manufacturer
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Research Institutes
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Cannabis Testing Market, By Region, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2018 – 2026
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product and Service Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product and Service Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product and Service Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product and Service Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018-2026, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of APAC
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product and Service Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018-2026, (US$ Million)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product and Service Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2018-2026, (US$ Million)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Market Share Analysis (3x3 Matrix)
    • Company Profiles
      • Shimadzu Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Millipore Sigma Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • AB SCIEX LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Cannabix Technologies, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Waters Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Steep Hill Labs, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Digipath Labs, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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