Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028

The Thailand medical cannabis market size reached US$ 122.1 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 1,408.0 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 53.2% during 2023-2028.

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, comes from the hemp plants such as cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive part of cannabis and is used for medicinal purposes in several countries across the globe. Similar to several other countries, cannabis was extensively used as a traditional medicine in Thailand. It was also used for several medical purposes like muscle relaxer, to ease women’s labor pains and as a condiment in cooking. However, the sale and possession of marijuana was banned and criminalized in 1935 by the Cannabis Act and was further criminalized by the Narcotics Act of 1979. Despite this, the marijuana culture in Thailand has softened over last few decades, though not completely. Recently, Thailand government has legalized cannabis for medical purposes. There are several factors that will drive the demand for cannabis in Thailand. Thailand possesses geographical advantage over the production of cannabis because of its annual tropical climate resulting in lower production costs as less artificial light needed and temperature control are required for the cultivation of cannabis. Moreover, Thailand has historically had a strong tradition of using cannabis for medical purposes which is also expected to create a positive impact on its demand. Some of the other major factors that will drive the market include foreign investments, ageing population, increasing number of clinical trials and R&D investments, etc.

IMARC’s latest study “Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028” presents the reader with a thorough understanding of the Thailand medical cannabis market. The study covers all the requisite aspects of the medical cannabis market in Thailand. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, processing and manufacturing requirements, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who are planning to foray into the Thailand medical cannabis industry in any manner.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the Thailand medical cannabis market report, along with forecasts for the period 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on cultivated species, derivatives, application areas, end-use and route of administration.

Breakup by Cultivated Species:


Breakup by Derivatives:

Cannabidiol (CBD)
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Breakup by Application Areas:


Breakup by End-Use:

Research and Development Centres

Breakup by Route of Administration:

Oral Solutions and Capsules

Key Questions Answered in This Report

1. What is the size of the Thailand medical cannabis market in 2022?
2. What is the expected growth rate of the Thailand medical cannabis market during 2023-2028?
3. What are the key factors driving the Thailand medical cannabis market?
4. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the Thailand medical cannabis market?
5. What is the breakup of the Thailand medical cannabis market based on the cultivated species?
6. What is the breakup of the Thailand medical cannabis market based on the derivatives?
7. What is the breakup of the Thailand medical cannabis market based on the application areas?
8. What is the breakup of the Thailand medical cannabis market based on the end use?
9. What is the breakup of the Thailand medical cannabis market based on the route of administration?

1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 Thailand Medical Cannabis Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Potential
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Market by Cultivated Species
5.4.1 Indica
5.4.2 Sativa
5.4.3 Hybrid
5.5 Market by Derivatives
5.5.1 Cannabidiol (CBD)
5.5.2 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
5.5.3 Others
5.6 Market by Application Areas
5.6.1 Cancer
5.6.2 Arthritis
5.6.3 Migraine
5.6.4 Epilepsy
5.6.5 Others
5.7 Market by End-Use
5.7.1 Pharmaceuticals
5.7.2 Research and Development Centres
5.7.3 Others
5.8 Market by Route of Administration
5.8.1 Oral Solutions and Capsules
5.8.2 Vaporizers
5.8.3 Topicals
5.8.4 Others
5.9 Market Forecast
6 Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: SWOT Analysis
6.1 Overview
6.2 Strengths
6.3 Weaknesses
6.4 Opportunities
6.5 Threats
7 Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: Value Chain Analysis
8 Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: PESTEL Analysis
8.1 Political Factors
8.2 Economic Factors
8.3 Social Factors
8.4 Technological Factors
8.5 Environmental Factors
8.6 Legal Factors
9 Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: Margin Analysis
9.1 Farmers Margins
9.2 Collectors Margins
9.3 Cannabis Manufacturer Margins
9.4 Distributor Margins
9.5 Exporters Margins
10 Thailand Medical Cannabis Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10.1 Overview
10.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
10.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
10.4 Degree of Rivalry
10.5 Threat of New Entrants
10.6 Threat of Substitutes
11 Key Success and Risk Factors
12 Overview of Clinical Research Suggesting the Benefits of Medical Cannabis Across Various Indications
12.1 Alzheimer’s Disease
12.2 Autism
12.3 Cancer
12.4 Chronic Pain
12.5 Epilepsy
12.6 Migraine
12.7 Digestive Disorders
12.8 Multiple Sclerosis
12.9 Schizophrenia
12.10 Others
13 Thailand – As a Cannabis Production and Exporting Hub
13.1 Historically Strong Tradition of Using Cannabis for Medical Purposes
13.2 Geographical Advantage Resulting in Lower Production Cost
13.3 Low Processing Cost due to Lower Labour Cost
13.4 Recent Government Legislations Beneficial for the Cannabis Industry
13.5 Large Inflow of Foreign Investments is expected in the Coming Years
14 Cultivation and Harvesting of Cannabis
14.1 Land Requirements
14.2 Construction Requirements
14.3 Machinery Requirements
14.4 Labour Requirements
14.5 Climate Requirements
14.6 Soil Requirements and Treatment
14.7 Yield per Hectare
14.8 Period of Maturation
14.9 Seed Selection and Treatment
14.10 Land Preparation and Planting
14.11 Irrigation Requirements
14.12 Crop Protection
14.13 Storage and Packaging
14.14 Transportation
14.15 Total Costs Involved
14.15.1 Fixed Costs
14.15.2 Variable Costs
15 Processing of Cannabis
15.1 Detailed Process Flow
15.2 Various Unit Operations Involved
15.3 Land Requirements
15.4 Construction Requirements
15.5 Machinery Requirements
15.6 Raw Material Requirements
15.7 Packaging Requirements
15.8 Transportation
15.9 Utility Requirements
15.10 Total Costs Involved
15.10.1 Fixed Costs
15.10.2 Variable Costs
16 Key Market Challenges
17 Competitive Landscape
18 Profiles of Key Players

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