Delving into the behemoth Cannabis industry, we will explore the 26 most significant marijuana corporations currently operating around the globe, comprehend recent sector tendencies, and predict the industry’s future trajectory. To go directly to the top five companies currently owning the industry, feel free to skip our detailed analysis. 

Looking into the Cannabis Industry’s impressive growth.
Based on a report delivered by Fortune Business Insights, the worldwide cannabis market held an impressive value of $43.72 billion in 2022. It is expected to soar to a valuation of $57.18 billion by the conclusion of 2023, and by 2030, a compound annual growth rate of 34.03% is predicted, leading to a valuation of a staggering $444.34 billion.

The United States was among the pioneers in legalising the medicinal application of cannabis. Due to this, North America enjoyed primary domination over the worldwide cannabis market, weaving a fiscal footprint of $35.67 billion in the industry’s market value as of 2022. This surge of legalizing cannabis is also sweeping across Canada, creating a potent landscape for cannabis businesses thanks to its swift legalisation process coupled with broad public acceptance. 

Moving the lens from North America, Europe is predicted to be the next rapidly blooming region for medicinal cannabis products. Likewise, the Asia Pacific region is pinned to experience substantial growth, inspired by governmental policy modifications related to medicinal cannabis use. In June 2022, Thailand’s government lifted its bans on the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis, positively impacting the global market.

A New Major Player Emerges
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) is reported to be setting foot in the cannabis milieu by acquiring Syqe Medical, an Israel-based cannabis company, for an estimated $650 million, as Forbes reported on July 20. This transformative move could revolutionize both the medical and cannabis industry, with Syqe Medical potentially catapulting into the top 10 global marijuana companies.

Product Innovation: The New Era
Since the legal sanction of cannabis, companies with a traditional base in medicinal cannabis products have begun catering to regular customers. These customers with a penchant for cannabis use in recreational terms show an evolving trend, which involves seeking innovative techniques of use. Long-gone are the days of restricting cannabis use to smoking flowers with joints; modern consumers are welcoming vapes, topicals, and an assortment of infused products into their lifestyle.

Enter the Marijuana Heavyweights
Some major players in the marijuana field introducing innovative medicinal techniques include Curaleaf Holdings (OTC:CURLF), Tilray Brands, Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY), and Green Thumb Industries, Inc (OTC:GTBIF). Curleaf Holdings (OTC:CURLF) emerges as the biggest marijuana firm worldwide. Skating at the helm of industry innovation, it pioneers cultivation, production, and sales of cannabis in the United States. 

Tilray Brands, Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) is an equally recognized name in the marijuana industry, primarily indulging in the research, cultivation, production, and dispensation of cannabis-based medical products. Green Thumb Industries, Inc (OTC:GTBIF) is another dominating force in the marijuana business, offering cannabis-based products to consumers for recreational and medicinal purposes. 

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In conclusion, the global cannabis industry’s future is seemingly bright, with governments across different regions progressively appreciating its therapeutic benefits. This new norm yields immense potential for the growth of cannabis businesses worldwide.

As a disclaimer, the opinions expressed in this article don’t reflect those of High Thailand.

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