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European Cannabis Report Europe Cannabis Market to be Worth 3.2 Billion Euro by 2025

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

The European cannabis market is forecast to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 67.4 % to reach € 3.2 billion by 2025, a new report has found. Already, 60,000 people were able to access cannabis medications for the first time in Europe in 2020, bringing the total to 185,000 patients for the year.

As adult-use cannabis is not yet legalised anywhere in Europe, the market for legal cannabis products in Europe remains entirely medical.
As adult-use cannabis is not yet legalised anywhere in Europe, the market for legal cannabis products in Europe remains entirely medical.
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London/UK — Global cannabis industry consultants, Prohibition Partners, released the 6th European Cannabis Report. According to the publication, the value of the European medical cannabis market will reach € 406 million by the end of 2021: a year-on-year growth of 75 % compared to 2020, according to the report’s estimates.

Germany is the medical cannabis goliath in Europe owing to progressive legislation and a large and affluent population. Germany will constitute over half of the European market until 2024 and will be worth over € 840 million by the end of the forecast period. Imports of medical cannabis into the German market increased by 37 % last year, bringing the total to 9.3 tonnes of product. By 2025, countries like France and the UK will have developed patient access to medical cannabis considerably, and large European nations like these will represent a significant share of the European market, the report forecasts. If regulations continue to progress as predicted, the UK medical cannabis market could show the most significant growth of any country in Europe by 2025.

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As adult-use cannabis is not yet legalised anywhere in Europe, the market for legal cannabis products in Europe remains entirely medical. This balance is expected to shift over the next four years, as more countries open up to the prospect of legalising adult-use cannabis.

Prohibition Partners’ report identifies several European nations that could introduce legal access to adult-use cannabis by 2025, including Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Sales of adult-use cannabis could be worth over € 500 million by 2025. This progression of medical and legalised adult-use cannabis will contribute to exponential growth over the next four years. By 2025, it is estimated that the European cannabis market will be worth € 3.2 billion.

The European Cannabis Report: 6th Edition takes an in-depth look at the progress of cannabis legalisation across Europe, the trade flows on the continent, business opportunities, medical products on the market and the patients who use them. The report also considers how Covid-19 has affected the market in Europe and what this means for the year ahead.

For more information, The European Cannabis Report: 6th Edition can be downloaded here.

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