Pot Stocks Gearing Up For Strong 2018 As Cannabis CBD Frenzy Intensifies

FLORIDA:  The hemp, cannabis and marijuana industry is booming while more and more retail investors are really taking notice. According to Cowen & Co., legal marijuana sales in the U.S. have the opportunity to reach $50 billion annually by 2026, with cannabis research firm ArcView projecting compound annual growth of 26% in North America through 2021.

The cannabidiol (CBD) market alone is estimated to grow by 700% by 2020, according to Forbes. A new report by market intelligence firm Hemp Business Journal projects that the CBD market will grow to $2.1 billion by 2020, an astronomical jump in value compared to last year’s CBD market of $202 million. Plenty of market professionals firmly believe not many other industries and sectors are growing as quickly as legal marijuana heading into the new year. 

Cannabis Market Expected to Grow As Legalization Spreads

NEW YORK: According to a new report from Brightfield Group, the global cannabis market is currently worth $7.7 billion and is expected to reach $31.4 billion by 2021. The United States accounts for about 90 percent of the market. But the U.S. domination of the market is expected to drop to 57 percent due to legalization of cannabis in other countries. Canada is considered as one of the biggest markets for cannabis. Canada plans to legalize recreational cannabis by July 2018. Other countries in South American and Europe are also expected to legalize cannabis for either recreational use or medical use before 2021.

The booming cannabis market is expected to have positive economic benefits, such as creating more jobs and generating tax revenue. According to MG News, Vivien Azer of Cowen & Co. said in a report: “When you consider ancillaries such as growers, testing labs, security, etc., the economic impact could range from $12.7 to $22.6 billion. Of note, these numbers do not include the impact of tourism, business taxes, licensing fees and paraphernalia sales, which could drive the economic impact higher.”