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Medical Cannabis Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027

Medical Cannabis Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027

  • April 2022
  • 132 pages
  • ID: 5601579
  • Format: PDF
  • IMARC Group


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The global medical cannabis market reached a value of US$ 26.1 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, the analyst expects the market to reach US$ 52.1 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.4% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use sectors. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Cannabis is a psychoactive drug that is derived from the cannabis plant of the Cannabaceae family. It was used medicinally in ancient Indian, Chinese, Egyptian and Islamic cultures. Nowadays, cannabis finds application in the treatment of a wide range of diseases and symptoms, including cancer, chronic pain, depression, arthritis, diabetes, glaucoma, migraines, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Parkinson’s and Tourette’s. Owing to its therapeutic benefits, cannabis has been approved for medical use in numerous countries, with varying degrees of legal restrictions. Some of these countries include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.

Global Medical Cannabis Market Drivers:
Cannabis is safer and has less severe side effects in comparison to other treatment options. It also finds usage along with other treatments either to enhance their efficacy or to combat adverse side effects. For instance, it is very effective in reducing nausea and increasing appetite among chemotherapy patients. Similarly, it is also used in combination with traditional opioid painkillers, which enables patients to reduce the dosage and frequency of opioids significantly and imparts greater pain relief.

The steadily aging population across the globe has played a significant role in driving the demand for medical cannabis as geriatric patients are more likely to develop chronic illnesses and require more physician visits.
Clinical trials, research and development (R&D) activities and commercialization of cannabis-based indications are further expected to catalyze the growth of the market.
Although expenditure on health products is less susceptible to fluctuations, the uptake of medical marijuana is liable to changes in disposable income due to its unconventional nature. As a result, increasing disposable incomes are projected to create a positive impact on the demand for medical cannabis.

Key Market Segmentation:
the analyst provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global medical cannabis market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on species, derivatives, application, end-use and route of administration.

Breakup by Species:

On the basis of species, the market has been segmented as cannabis indica, sativa and hybrid. Currently, cannabis indica dominates the market, holding the largest share. It is often used in the treatment of insomnia, relaxing the muscles, relieving body pains, headaches and migraines.

Breakup by Derivatives:
Cannabidiol (CBD)
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Based on derivatives, the market has been divided into cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and others. CBD is majorly used for medical purposes due to its non-psychotic effect and low levels of toxicity, whereas THC is utilized to reduce the side-effects of AIDS and cancer treatment. At present, THC holds the majority of the market share.

Breakup by Application:

The market has also been divided on the basis of application, wherein cancer represents the leading category. Other major applications of cannabis include arthritis, migraine, epilepsy and others.

Breakup by End-Use:
Pharmaceutical Industry
Research and Development Centres

On the basis of end-use, the market has been segregated into the pharmaceutical industry, research and development centres, and others. Currently, the pharmaceutical industry represents the biggest end user.

Breakup by Route of Administration:
Oral Solutions and Capsules

Based on the route of administration, the market has been categorized into oral solutions and capsules, vaporizers, topicals and others. Oral solutions and capsules represent the biggest segment, accounting for the largest market share.

Regional Insights:
North America
United States
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

On the geographical front, North America (the United States and Canada) enjoys the leading position in the market. The recent legalization of cannabis in North America for both recreational and medical purposes has been a major driver of the market growth. Other key regions include Europe (Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands and Spain), Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.

Competitive Landscape:
The report has also examined the competitive landscape of the market. Some of the major players include:

Canopy Growth Corporation
GW Pharmaceuticals, plc
Aurora Cannabis, Inc.
Aphria, Inc.
MedReleaf Corporation
Insys Therapeutics, Inc.
CanniMed Therapeutics, Inc.
Cara Therapeutics, Inc.
United Cannabis Corporation Key Questions Answered in This Report
1. What is the global medical cannabis market growth?
2. What are the global medical cannabis market drivers?
3. What are the key industry trends in the global medical cannabis market?
4. What is the impact of COVID-19 on the global medical cannabis market?
5. What is the global medical cannabis market breakup by species?
6. What is the global medical cannabis market breakup by derivatives?
7. What is the global medical cannabis market breakup by application?
8. What is the global medical cannabis market breakup by end-use?
9. What is the global medical cannabis market breakup by route of administration?
10. What are the major regions in the global medical cannabis market?
11. Who are the key companies/players in the global medical cannabis market?

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