NEW YORK: According to a report by New Frontier Data, medical cannabis sales in 2017 are forecast to grow to $5.3 billion, which represents 67% of total cannabis sales. The report estimates that by 2025, medical sales in current legal states are forecast to grow to $13.2 billion, which will account for 55% of total cannabis sales. Adult use sales in 2017 are forecast to reach $2.6 billion, or rising to $10.9 billion by 2025. New Frontier also points out that cannabis sales in the state of California alone are projected to reach $2.8 billion in 2017 and $6.6 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 12% over the next eight years.
A survey conducted by Marijuana Business Daily reveals that over 40% of cannabis business owners are planning to take their companies into a new market within the next year. According to the survey business owners intending to expand their operations as, “the vast majority have identified opportunities in both the medical and recreational markets. With sales continuing to grow rapidly in mature recreational cannabis industries like Colorado and Washington state – and promising new medical markets such as Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania set to come online in the near future – it’s perhaps not surprising that many entrepreneurs are looking to expand into both medical and adult-use markets.”