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Medicinal Cannabis Market - Insights
Medicinal cannabis is also known as medical marijuana which is used either to treat disease or to improve their symptoms. The two cannabinoids - delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are used in treatment of certain disease or health conditions, and applications such as pain management, blood pressure, memory, concentration, appetite, sensory stimulus, muscular problems, and seizures. Various countries around the globe are involved in legalization of export of medicinal cannabis products, which is expected to fuel growth of the medicinal cannabis market. For instance, in January 2018, the government of Australia allowed cannabis producers in the country to export medicinal cannabis and cannabis products in the global market.
The global medicinal cannabis market is estimated at US$ 5,448.4 million in 2019 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 24.4% over the forecast period (2019 – 2027).
Figure 1. Global Medicinal Cannabis Market Share (%), by Point of Sale, 2019
Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)
Increase in the legalization of medicinal cannabis in various economies is expected to augment the market growth
Increasing approvals for medicinal cannabis products and growing research and development activities in the medicinal cannabis market are expected to support growth of the market. For instance, in March 2017, Germany’s parliament passed a law allowing medicinal use of the cannabis plant by allowing healthcare professionals to prescribe medicinal cannabis products to patients suffering from health issues such as chronic pain, vomiting, and nausea. However, health issues resulting from excessive cannabis consumption such as tachycardia, risk of heart attack, particularly in individuals with existing heart disease or arrhythmias, are expected to restrain growth of the market.
Legalization of medicinal cannabis is expected to grow once conclusive evidence regarding its safety and efficacy is obtained through extensive research. For instance, in 2013, Czech Republic legalized medicinal marijuana for patients suffering from chronic pain, epilepsy, chemotherapy induced side effects, and other severe disease indications. Furthermore, the law allows patients with marijuana prescription to purchase medicinal marijuana from pharmacies. However, cultivation of marijuana in not allowed in the country, and thereby suppliers need to import medicinal cannabis. These factors are expected to contribute to the growth of the medicinal cannabis use in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
Medicinal Cannabis Market - Regional Insights
On the basis of region, the global medicinal cannabis market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
North America is expected to hold dominant position in the global medicinal cannabis market during the forecast period manufacturers U.S. medical cannabis market are focusing on expansion strategies to increase their product portfolio. For instance, in July 2016, Insys Therapeutics, Inc. received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for dronabinol oral solution, Syndros, an orally administered liquid formulation of the pharmaceutical, cannabinoid dronabinol. Syndros is indicated in treatment of anorexia associated with weight loss among patients suffering from AIDS and those suffering from cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Potential medicinal cannabis markets other than the U.S. include Canada, Israel, Australia, and Spain. Mexico is also in process of legalizing cannabis. For instance, in February 2016, Medical Marijuana, Inc. launched the HempMeds Mexico, a CBD hemp oil product, in Mexico. With the launch of HempMeds Mexico, the company intends to expand its cannabis business in Latin America by establishing labs, manufacturing facilities, and sales and distribution facilities in the region in the near future.
Moreover, companies operating in the North America market are adopting inorganic growth strategies, which is expected to drive growth of the market. For instance in, January 2018, Apria, Inc. entered into a distribution agreement with Cannabis Wheaton, to supply 60,000 kilograms of the cannabis products between January 2018 and February 2022. The agreement has allowed Apria to expand its brand through Cannabis Wheaton’s strong distribution network in Canada.
Global Medicinal Cannabis Market Value (US$ Mn) & Y-o-Y Growth (%), 2016-2027
Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)
Medicinal Cannabis Market - Competitive Landscape
Some of the key players operating in medicinal cannabis market include BOL Pharma, Tilray, Medreleaf Corporation, Aurora Cannabis, Inc., Canopy Growth Corporation, Insys Therapeutics, Inc., Aphria, Inc., MGC Pharmaceuticals Limited, GW Pharmaceuticals, plc., and Medical Marijuana Inc.