Sales Of Legal Cannabis Products Expected To Accelerate

NEW YORK: Medical cannabis sales are forecast to grow to $5.3 billion in 2017 and accounting for 67% of total cannabis sales, according to a new research report published by New Frontier Data.  By 2025, medical sales in currently legal states are forecast to grow to $13.2 billion, at which point medical sales will account for 55% of all sales. Comparatively, adult-use sales in 2017 are forecast to reach $2.6 billion and rising to $10.9 billion by 2025.

The report also indicates that in 2016 alone, adult-use consumers shopped once every 14 days and spent $49 per transaction. Medical consumers, by contrast, shop once every 10 days and outspend the adult-use customer by more than three-to-one or spending $136 per transaction.

“Cannabis stocks significantly outperformed major indexes in 2016, fueled by speculative investment based on anticipated expansion of new legal markets. In the run up to the election, stocks increased by 207.8% and continued to rise, even with an uncertain future under the new administration. While recent comments by the Trump administration did have an initial dampening effect on the market, we have seen continued growth relative to Q4 2016 whereby cannabis stocks are still outperforming other sectors,” said Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, CEO of New Frontier Data.

 

The Growth Of The Hemp CBD Markets

NEW YORK: According to a research conducted by Hemp Business Journal and Vote Hemp, the Hemp CBD is a market with $130 million in sales with growth at a 53% AGR (Adjusted Growth Revenue). This as a result contributed to the $688 million in total Hemp sales in 2016.

The Hemp CBD category was led by channel sales in natural and specialty products such as smoke shops and online verticals. As well in 2016, SPINS, the leading market research firm for natural products, has listed that $2,470,000 worth of products has used CBD as a primary ingredient. Currently CBD-based pet care products are a ‘growth category to watch’ in 2017.

Eric Steenstra, President of Vote Hemp has referenced, “To date, 31 states have passed legislation that allows hemp farming per provisions set forth in the 2014 Farm Bill, and the U.S. remains the largest consumer market for hemp products worldwide. We need Congress to pass federal legislation to allow commercial hemp farming nationally, to let our farmers and American businesses take advantage of the robust economic opportunity hemp provides.”