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Cannabis: United States

Cannabis: United States

This report forecasts to 2028 US cannabis production in pounds and demand in nominal US dollars. Total production is segmented by product in terms of: marijuana (commercial indoor, commercial outdoor, and private-use residential) and hemp. Total demand is also segmented by end-use product as follows: legal marijuana (recreational/adult-use and medical) and hemp.

To illustrate historical trends, total production and demand are provided for 2016-2018. Forecasts are provided for all segments for 2019-2023, with a five-year projection to 2028.

Production volumes and values in this report cover only the dry weight of usable cannabis plant, and exclude the value of downstream processing. While a significant portion of this marijuana production total is eventually sold through illicit channels, these volumes are included to avoid significant underreporting in the marijuana growing supplies market. This is particularly important for California – by far the country’s leading marijuana producer – which sees only about 20% of local production sold legally within the state. Excluded from this report is cannabis grown by unknown and unrecorded operations, marijuana grown illegally by individuals at home, and cannabis illegally imported into the US and sold on the black market.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of leading production states, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
111998 All other miscellaneous crop farming
313110 Fiber, yarn, and thread mills
325311 Nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing
325312 Phosphatic fertilizer manufacturing
325314 Fertilizer (mixing only) manufacturing
325320 Pesticide and other agricultural chemical manufacturing
325411 Medicinal and botanical mfg
325412 Pharmaceutical preparation mfg
333111 Farm machinery and equipment mfg
333413 Industrial and commercial fan and blower and air purification equipment mfg
335110 Electric lamp bulb and part mfg
335129 Other lighting equipment mfg
423820 Farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers

Historical Trends
Key Economic Indicators
Production Costs
Regulatory Factors
Commercial Indoor Marijuana
Commercial Outdoor Marijuana
Private-Use Residential Marijuana
Legal Recreational/Adult-Use Marijuana
Legal Medical Marijuana
Industry Characteristics
Leading State Profiles
Industry Codes
Freedonia Methodology
Figure 1 | Key Trends in US Cannabis Production, 2018 - 2023
Figure 2 | Indicator: US Tobacco Product Demand, 2008 - 2018 (US$ bil)
Table 1 | Key Indicators for US Cannabis Demand, 2013 - 2028 (US$ bil)
Figure 3 | US Cannabis Production Costs by Expense, 2019 (%)
Table 2 | US State Cannabis Legalization by Type, 2019
Table 3 | US State Cannabis Legalization by Type, 2019 (continued from table on previous page)
Table 4 | US States with Hemp Research Programs & Cultivation Prior to Passage of 2018 Farm Bill
Table 5 | US States with Limited Access to Low-THC, High-CBD Cannabis Products Prior to 2018 Farm Bill
Table 6 | US Medical Marijuana Production Legalization by State, 2019
Table 7 | US Adult-Use Marijuana Production Legalization by State, 2019
Figure 4 | US Cannabis Production by Product, 2016 - 2023, 2028 (mil lbs)
Table 8 | US Cannabis Production by Product, 2016 - 2023, 2028 (mil lbs)
Table 9 | Common Products Made from Hemp & Hemp-Derivatives
Figure 5 | US Cannabis Production by Product, 2016 - 2023, 2028 (%)
Figure 6 | US Cannabis Demand by End-Use Product, 2016 - 2023, 2028 (US$ bil)
Table 10 | US Cannabis Demand by End-Use Product, 2016 - 2023, 2028 (US$ bil)
Figure 7 | US Cannabis Demand by End-Use Product, 2016 - 2023, 2028 (%)
Figure 8 | US Cannabis Production Share by State, 2018 (%)
Table 11 | US Cannabis Production by State, 2016 - 2023, 2028 (mil lbs)
Table 12 | NAICS & SIC Codes Related to Cannabis

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