By / January 1, 2020

World cannabis market expected to reach $36.9 billion by 2024

Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence report predicted that the world cannabis market should grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.64%, reaching $36.9 billion by 2024 – up from $12.5 billion in 2018. is a mobile application that is exclusively dedicated to hemp and cannabis news as well as the very latest news about the general hemp and cannabis industry.

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The main factors behind the growth of the world cannabis market

North America is expected to maintain a significant share of the world cannabis market, mainly due to the increasing legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes in regions of the United States.

By Dec. 20, 10 U.S. states have legalized the purchase and use of cannabis. In 34 of the 50 states, people with specific medical conditions can have access to medical cannabis in a legal way.

According to the report, the main factors for growth in the world cannabis market are the increase in the number of countries where the substance is legalized, the trend in the production of edible products with cannabis and incentives from governments.

A picture of a globe representing the world cannabis market
Cannabis legalization in several countries has improved the market, including the spread of legalization in the United States. (Source)

Beverages will help the world cannabis market in the new decade

Over 40 countries have already legalized medical cannabis, each contributing to the world cannabis market.

There is a chart prepared by Prohibition Partners with the countries that allow the use of the cannabis plant for medicinal purposes. Each year, the legal use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes grows.

It varies from country to country based on possession, distribution, cultivation and medical indications for consumption. Doctors use cannabis to treat, muscle spasms, nausea, lack of appetite and weight loss among other things.

It is also estimated that cannabis use as a functional food will increase, with health benefits surpassing what consumers can obtain with items such as kale, saffron or kombucha. Cannabis is expected to be included in food trends in the coming years.


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