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  • Published In : Nov 2023
  • Code : CMI6157
  • Pages :140
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  • Industry : Food and Beverages

The Global Marijuana Cigarette Market size is projected to reach US$ 457.20 billion by 2030, from US$ 58.63 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 34.1% during the forecast period (2023-2030). The increasing legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use in various countries is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. For instance, in 2021, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational marijuana use. Additionally, the increasing demand for marijuana cigarettes from the millennials and Gen Z population is also expected to propel the market growth.

Marijuana Cigarette Market Regional Insights

  • North America is the largest market for marijuana cigarettes, accounting for over 40% of the global market share in 2022. This is due to the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in several states in the U.S., as well as the growing popularity of vaping and other alternative smoking methods.
  • Europe is the second largest market for marijuana cigarettes, with a market share of over 25% in 2022. The market in Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period, driven by the legalization of marijuana in several countries, such as The Netherlands, and Portugal.
  • Asia Pacific is the third largest market for marijuana cigarettes, with a market share of over 15% in 2022. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period, driven by the increasing disposable income of consumers, the growing popularity of Western culture, and the legalization of marijuana in several countries, such as Thailand, South Korea, and India.

Figure 1. Global Marijuana Cigarette Market Share (%), by Region, 2023


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Marijuana Cigarette Market Drivers

  • Legalization & Regulation: The gradual legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana in various parts of the world, particularly in parts of the U.S., Canada, and some European countries, has been a significant driver for the market. Legal markets provide a safe avenue for consumers to purchase, consume, and be educated about the product. The Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) was signed into law on March 31, 2021, legalizing adult-use cannabis (also known as marijuana, or recreational marijuana) in New York State. The legislation created a new Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) governed by a Cannabis Control Board to comprehensively regulate adult-use, medical, and hemp cannabis.
  • Perceived Health Benefits: There's a growing belief in the therapeutic properties of marijuana for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and other ailments. This perception, even when focusing just on smoking as the method of consumption, continues to fuel its demand.
  • Cultural Acceptance: Popular culture, including movies, music, and celebrity endorsements, has contributed to normalizing marijuana use. As the stigma decreases, more people are willing to try or regularly consume marijuana cigarettes.
  • Consumer Preference for Natural Products: As with other industries, there's a segment of consumers who gravitate towards 'natural' or 'herbal' products, viewing them as safer or healthier alternatives to synthetic or chemically enhanced products. This sentiment can drive preference for marijuana over synthetic drugs or alcohol.

Marijuana Cigarette Market Opportunities

  • Branding and Differentiation: As the market matures, there's an opportunity for brands to distinguish themselves through unique product offerings, packaging, quality, and customer experience.
  • Medical Applications: Continued research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis might open up opportunities for specialized marijuana cigarette products targeted at specific conditions or symptoms.
  • Diversified Product Range: Beyond the traditional joint, there's potential in introducing products like CBD-dominant joints (non-psychoactive), mixed herb cigarettes, or those with varying THC levels catering to different user preferences.
  • Sustainability: As with many industries, sustainability is becoming a central concern. There's an opportunity for brands to produce eco-friendly products, use sustainable farming practices, and create biodegradable packaging.

Marijuana Cigarette Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 58.63 Bn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 34.1% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 457.20 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, South Africa, North Africa, Central Africa, and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By THC Content: High THC Pre-rolls, Medium THC Pre-rolls, Low THC Pre-rolls
  • By CBD Content: High CBD Pre-rolls, Balanced CBD/THC Pre-rolls, Low CBD Pre-rolls
  • By Strain Type: Indica Pre-rolls, Sativa Pre-rolls, Hybrid Pre-rolls, Strain-specific pre-rolls (e.g., Blue Dream, OG Kush, etc.)
  • By Packaging: Single Pre-roll Packs, Multi Pre-roll Packs (e.g., packs of 3, 5, 10, etc.)
  • By Flavor/Additives: Unflavored/Original, Terpene-infused, Flavored (e.g., mint, berry, citrus), Herbal blends (e.g., mixes with lavender or chamomile)
  • By Usage: Medicinal Pre-rolls, Recreational Pre-rolls
  • By Price Range: Premium/Luxury, Mid-range, Economy/Budget
  • By Sales Channel: Online Retail, Dispensaries/Offline Retail, Medical Clinics
Companies covered:

Canopy Growth Corporation, Aurora Cannabis, Tilray Inc., Aphria Inc., Cronos Group, Hexo Corp., Organigram Holdings Inc., Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., Cresco Labs, and Green Thumb Industries

Growth Drivers:
  • Legalization & Regulation
  • Perceived Health Benefits
  • Cultural Acceptance
  • Consumer Preference for Natural Products
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Regulatory Challenges
  • Health Concerns
  • Stigma and Social Perceptions
  • Market Saturation

Marijuana Cigarette Market Trends

  • Premiumization: As the market matures, some consumers are willing to pay a premium for higher-end, artisanal products. Luxury packaging, organic products, and rare strains are becoming more common in the market.
  • Microdosing: There's an increasing interest in consuming marijuana in small, controlled amounts to achieve desired effects without becoming overly intoxicated. This trend can influence the production of joints with lower THC content.
  • Convenience and Pre-Rolls: The demand for pre-rolled joints has grown as they offer a convenient option for both seasoned users and newcomers. As a result, many companies are now offering a variety of pre-rolled options.
  • Health and Wellness Focus: Beyond recreational use, there's a growing emphasis on the health and wellness aspects of marijuana. This has led to the production of CBD-dominant joints and other products that focus on therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effects.

Marijuana Cigarette Market Restraints

  • Regulatory Challenges: Marijuana remains illegal in many countries and even in some states within countries where it's been legalized. This inconsistency in legislation can be a significant barrier for companies looking to expand.
  • Health Concerns: Smoking, irrespective of the substance, carries health risks. Concerns about the long-term health implications of smoking marijuana, like lung health, can restrain market growth. 2022 study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal, The study found that state-level regulatory disparities pose an increased risk of contaminant exposure for immune compromised people who could contract potentially fatal infections, while also causing confusion among cannabis growers, manufacturers and testing laboratories.
  • Stigma and Social Perceptions: Despite growing acceptance, a societal stigma around marijuana consumption remains in many cultures and demographics, which can limit the adoption rate.
  • Market Saturation: In regions with established legal markets, the influx of new brands and products can lead to market saturation, making it challenging for businesses to gain a foothold or maintain profitability.

Analyst View

The legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in several U.S. states as well as Canada has opened up potential opportunities for the marijuana cigarette market. Several companies are actively developing brands and distribution channels to tap into the growing demand. The market currently faces regulatory hurdles with marijuana still illegal at the federal level in the U.S. However, more states legalizing its use each year could significantly diminish this restraint over time.

Branding and marketing will play a crucial role in dominating market share as consumers begin to associate certain cigarettes with quality and reliability. Early entrants that establish widespread name recognition will have an edge over newcomers. Companies focusing their manufacturing and retail operations within states that have legalized marijuana can more directly access local customers. As regulations evolve, partnerships with Dispensaries will help cigarette producers promote and sell their products.

The West coast of North America, especially California and Colorado, are primed to dominate as the largest marijuana cigarette markets in the coming years. Both states were early adopters of legalized recreational use and have grown lucrative cannabis industries. Their population bases and cultural openness towards marijuana provide solid foundations for demand. Although restrictions remain, moves towards nation-level legalization in Canada also make it a market to watch. With continued shifts in policy and public opinion, the marijuana cigarette market appears set for increasing mainstream adoption and commercial development across North America

Recent Developments

New product launches

  • PAX Era Pro Vaporizer: In 2020, PAX Labs launched its PAX Era Pro vaporizer. The PAX Era Pro is a portable device that heats cannabis oil cartridges to a precise temperature, producing a flavorful vapor. The PAX Era Pro is known for its sleek design and easy-to-use interface.

Acquisition and partnerships

  • In 2020, Molson Coors Beverage Company partnered with Hexo Corp to develop and market cannabis-infused beverages
  • In 2021, Coca-Cola Company announced that it is exploring the possibility of entering the cannabis market

Figure 2. Global Marijuana Cigarette Market Share (%), by Flavor, 2023


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Top Companies in Marijuana Cigarette Market

  • Canopy Growth Corporation
  • Aurora Cannabis
  • Tilray Inc.
  • Aphria Inc. (Note: Aphria and Tilray merged in 2021)
  • Cronos Group
  • Hexo Corp.
  • Organigram Holdings Inc.
  • Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
  • Cresco Labs
  • Green Thumb Industries

Definition: The marijuana cigarette market refers to the sector of the economy associated with the production, distribution, and sale of pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes for medicinal or recreational consumption.

Frequently Asked Questions

Legal Restrictions, Stigma, Health Concerns, Banking and Finance Issues & Regulatory Challenges are the key factors hampering the growth of the marijuana cigarette market

Legalization Trends, Medical Research, Public Perception, Economic Incentives & Branding and Marketing

The leading component segment in the market was the Flvoured or original Marijuana

Canopy Growth Corporation, Aurora Cannabis, Tilray Inc., Aphria Inc., Cronos Group, Hexo Corp., Organigram Holdings Inc., Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., Cresco Labs, and Green Thumb Industries

North America, particularly the United States, was leading the market due to rapid legalization, cultural acceptance, and a mature industry infrastructure.

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