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Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast 2020-2025

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Cannabis Testing Services Market Statistics

The global cannabis testing services market is estimated to reach a valuation of USD 1.80 bn by 2025 as against its previous valuation of 0.96 bn in 2020. During this forecast period, the market is expected to exhibit growth at a CAGR of 13.5%.

The increasing demand for standardized and certified cannabis products, coupled with stringent government regulations regarding the use of unadulterated cannabis in medical and recreational usage is anticipated to fuel the growth of this market.

Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Share By Region Type

Medical Cannabis to Drive the Cannabis Testing Services Market

The global cannabis testing services market is expected to grow significantly well in the coming years as medical cannabis is gaining traction due to its use in chronic pain management such as nerve inflammation. Medical cannabis is said to have proven in reducing joint pains, neuropathy, non-migraine, etc., resulting in this market growth in the coming years.

However, the downside is the frequent changes in regulatory frameworks regarding cannabis cultivation and production processes are one of the most significant challenges for the global cannabis testing services market. High cost associated with starting a cannabis laboratory testing market is projected to impede the market in the coming years.

Nonetheless, increasing demand for standardized and certified cannabis products such as edibles, tinctures, oils, etc. are projected to nudge the market growth during the forecast years.

Legalization of Medical Cannabis to Boost Sales of Cannabis Testing Services Market

Many countries are legalising medical cannabis, in terms of its use in pain management, cultivation, and possession. The legalization of medical countries varies from country to country, in fact, in some countries, even recreational cannabis is legalized. The mere possession of these recreational cannabis has been decriminalized in counties such as Canada and Uruguay. Further, some of the countries that have legalized medical cannabis are Australia, Finland, Greece, Germany, Argentina, and a few more.  The legalization of medical cannabis by many countries is anticipated to boost sales of the cannabis testing services market in the coming years. There is a need for standardization in business processes and laboratory testing of cannabis products to ensure regulatory compliance. Regulators are aiming to create a cadence of cannabis testing and certification, which further is projected to increase the growth potential for the cannabis testing services market in the coming years. Further, stringent regulations on cultivation and production processes are expected to drive the adoption of quality assurance services in the near future. Moreover, cannabis testing services help producers and sellers comply with legislative requirements by analyzing chemical properties such as moisture content, acidity levels, residual solvents, and microbiological contaminants like yeast, moulds, and bacteria.

Potency Services to Dominate the Services Segment

Based on the services, the global cannabis testing services market is segmented into – Potency Testing, Pesticide Screening, Terpene Profiling, Residual Solvent Screening, Microscopy Testing, and Heavy Metal Testing. However, the potency services are expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The growing demand for testing the potency of cannabis such as CBD (Cannabidiol) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is anticipated to drive the market in the coming years. The testing would ensure accurate labelling in recreational and medical cannabis and lead to export possibilities.

Based on the end-users, the global cannabis testing services market is divided into – Cannabis growers, Cannabis Drug Manufacturers. However, the cannabis growers’ segment is projected to dominate the market. The growth in this segment can be attributed to the increasing cultivation of cannabis and the growing need to test them at laboratories to meet the regulatory standards.

Simultaneously, the cannabis drug manufacturers segment is estimated to witness remarkable growth and emerge as the fastest-growing market during the forecast years. The growth can be ascribed to the legalization of medical cannabis in many countries and its use in pain management of joint pain, neuropathy, and non-migraine related headaches, etc.

Presence of Cannabis Cultivators to Drive North America

Regionally, North America is foreseen to lead the global cannabis testing services market during the forecast period. The growth in the region can be attributed to the presence of cannabis cultivators. Further, due to stringent regulations and guidelines from the government, the number of testing laboratories may grow in the next few years.

Europe is expected to emerge as a fast-growing market during the forecast period. The growth in Europe could be accounted to the legalization of medical cannabis and its use in drug development. Further, the market is quite stringent in Europe which does not allow any cannabis product containing more than 0.3% THC, thus may drive the market in the region during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The labs are concentrating on growing their geographical presence and acquiring important certifications in order to boost the value of their services.

Recent Developments

  • In 2022, Green Leaf made an announcement stating it is the first women-owned testing facility for hemp and CBD in the state.
  • In 2020, Medicinal Genomics Corp, a leader in harnessing genomics in cannabis to enhance the cultivation and transparency of cannabis announced SD Pharma Labs as the first Hemp Lab in Texas, U.S.A.
  • In 2020, the company’s Oregon branch became the first lab to receive ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.

Some of the players in the global cannabis testing services market involve –

  • PharmLabs
  • GreenLeaf Lab
  • Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)
  • SC Labs
  • SGS Canada Inc.
  • CW ANALYTICAL
  • Steep Hill, Inc.

Service Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion)

  • Potency Testing
  • Microscopy Testing
  • Residual Solvent Screening
  • Heavy Metal Testing
  • Pesticide Screening
  • Terpene Profiling
  • Others

End-User Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion)

  • Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
  • Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
  • Others (Research Institutes & Labs)

Regional Outlook

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Europe

  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Greece
  • The Netherlands

Asia Pacific

  • Japan
  • China
  • India

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Argentina

Middle East & Africa

  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE

Frequently Asked Questions 

How big is the global cannabis testing service market?

The global cannabis testing market is estimated to reach the valuation of USD 1.80 bn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 13.5%

What are the growth drivers in the cannabis testing services market?

The use of unadulterated cannabis in medical and recreational usage is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period. 

What are the restraints of the global cannabis testing service market?

High cost of setting up a laboratory is expected to impede the market in the coming years. 

Which segment will lead in the service types?

Based on service types, the potency test is anticipated to lead the global cannabis testing service market over the forecast period.

Table Of Content

1. Executive Summary
1.1. Global Market Outlook
1.2. Demand-side Trends
1.3. Supply-side Trends
1.4. Technology Roadmap Analysis
1.5. Analysis and Recommendations

2. Market Overview
2.1. Market Coverage / Taxonomy
2.2. Market Definition / Scope / Limitations

3. Market Background
3.1. Market Dynamics
3.1.1. Drivers
3.1.2. Restraints
3.1.3. Opportunity
3.1.4. Trends
3.2. Scenario Forecast
3.2.1. Demand in Optimistic Scenario
3.2.2. Demand in Likely Scenario
3.2.3. Demand in Conservative Scenario
3.3. Opportunity Map Analysis
3.4. Product Life Cycle Analysis
3.5. Supply Chain Analysis
3.6. Investment Feasibility Matrix
3.7. Value Chain Analysis
3.8. PESTLE and Porter’s Analysis
3.9. Regulatory Landscape
3.9.1. By Key Regions
3.9.2. By Key Countries
3.10. Regional Parent Market Outlook
3.11. Production and Consumption Statistics
3.12. Import and Export Statistics

4. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast, 2022-2032
4.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Analysis, 2017-2021
4.2. Current and Future Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Projections, 2022-2032
4.2.1. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis
4.2.2. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis

5. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Service Type Outlook
5.1. Introduction / Key Findings
5.2. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Analysis By Service Type Outlook, 2017-2021
5.3. Current and Future Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Analysis and Forecast By Service Type Outlook, 2022-2032
5.3.1. Potency Testing
5.3.2. Microscopy Testing
5.3.3. Residual Solvent Screening
5.3.4. Heavy Metal Testing
5.3.5. Pesticide Screening
5.3.6. Terpene Profiling
5.3.7. Others
5.4. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis By Service Type Outlook, 2017-2021
5.5. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis By Service Type Outlook, 2022-2032

6. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By End-User Outlook
6.1. Introduction / Key Findings
6.2. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Analysis By End-User Outlook, 2017-2021
6.3. Current and Future Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Analysis and Forecast By End-User Outlook, 2022-2032
6.3.1. Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
6.3.2. Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
6.3.3. Others (Research Institutes & Labs)
6.4. Y-o-Y Growth Trend Analysis By End-User Outlook, 2017-2021
6.5. Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis By End-User Outlook, 2022-2032

7. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Region
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Analysis By Region, 2017-2021
7.3. Current Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Analysis and Forecast By Region, 2022-2032
7.3.1. North America
7.3.2. Latin America
7.3.3. Europe
7.3.4. East Asia
7.3.5. South Asia
7.3.6. Oceania
7.3.7. MEA
7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region

8. North America Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Country
8.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017-2021
8.2. Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022-2032
8.2.1. By Country
8.2.1.1. U.S.
8.2.1.2. Canada
8.2.2. By Service Type Outlook
8.2.3. By End-User Outlook
8.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
8.3.1. By Country
8.3.2. By Service Type Outlook
8.3.3. By End-User Outlook
8.4. Key Takeaways

9. Latin America Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Country
9.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017-2021
9.2. Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022-2032
9.2.1. By Country
9.2.1.1. Brazil
9.2.1.2. Mexico
9.2.1.3. Argentina
9.2.1.4. Chile
9.2.1.5. Peru
9.2.1.6. Rest of Latin America
9.2.2. By Service Type Outlook
9.2.3. By End-User Outlook
9.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.3.1. By Country
9.3.2. By Service Type Outlook
9.3.3. By End-User Outlook
9.4. Key Takeaways

10. Europe Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Country
10.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017-2021
10.2. Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022-2032
10.2.1. By Country
10.2.1.1. Germany
10.2.1.2. Italy
10.2.1.3. France
10.2.1.4. U.K.
10.2.1.5. Spain
10.2.1.6. Russia
10.2.1.7. BENELUX
10.2.1.8. Rest of Europe
10.2.2. By Service Type Outlook
10.2.3. By End-User Outlook
10.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.3.1. By Country
10.3.2. By Service Type Outlook
10.3.3. By End-User Outlook
10.4. Key Takeaways

11. East Asia Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Country
11.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017-2021
11.2. Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022-2032
11.2.1. By Country
11.2.1.1. China
11.2.1.2. Japan
11.2.1.3. South Korea
11.2.2. By Service Type Outlook
11.2.3. By End-User Outlook
11.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.3.1. By Country
11.3.2. By Service Type Outlook
11.3.3. By End-User Outlook
11.4. Key Takeaways

12. South Asia Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Country
12.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017-2021
12.2. Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022-2032
12.2.1. By Country
12.2.1.1. India
12.2.1.2. Thailand
12.2.1.3. Malaysia
12.2.1.4. Indonesia
12.2.1.5. Rest of South Asia
12.2.2. By Service Type Outlook
12.2.3. By End-User Outlook
12.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.3.1. By Country
12.3.2. By Service Type Outlook
12.3.3. By End-User Outlook
12.4. Key Takeaways

13. Oceania Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Country
13.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017-2021
13.2. Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022-2032
13.2.1. By Country
13.2.1.1. Australia
13.2.1.2. New Zealand
13.2.2. By Service Type Outlook
13.2.3. By End-User Outlook
13.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.3.1. By Country
13.3.2. By Service Type Outlook
13.3.3. By End-User Outlook
13.4. Key Takeaways

14. MEA Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis 2017-2021 and Forecast 2022-2032, By Country
14.1. Historical Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Trend Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2017-2021
14.2. Market Size Value (US$ Mn) & Volume (Units) Forecast By Market Taxonomy, 2022-2032
14.2.1. By Country
14.2.1.1. GCC
14.2.1.2. Rest of MEA
14.2.2. By Service Type Outlook
14.2.3. By End-User Outlook
14.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.3.1. By Country
14.3.2. By Service Type Outlook
14.3.3. By End-User Outlook
14.4. Key Takeaways

15. Key Countries Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis
15.1. U.S.
15.1.1. Pricing Analysis
15.1.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021
15.1.2.1. By Service Type Outlook
15.1.2.2. By End-User Outlook
15.2. Canada
15.2.1. Pricing Analysis
15.2.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021
15.2.2.1. By Service Type Outlook
15.2.2.2. By End-User Outlook
15.3. Brazil
15.3.1. Pricing Analysis
15.3.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021
15.3.2.1. By Service Type Outlook
15.3.2.2. By End-User Outlook
15.4. Mexico
15.4.1. Pricing Analysis
15.4.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021
15.4.2.1. By Service Type Outlook
15.4.2.2. By End-User Outlook
15.5. Argentina
15.5.1. Pricing Analysis
15.5.2. Market Share Analysis, 2021
15.5.2.1. By Service Type Outlook
15.5.2.2. By End-User Outlook

16. Market Structure Analysis
16.1. Competition Dashboard
16.2. Competition Benchmarking
16.3. Market Share Analysis of Top Players
16.3.1.  By Regional
16.3.2.  By Service Type Outlook
16.3.3.  By End-User Outlook

17. Competition Analysis
17.1. Competition Deep Dive
17.1.1. PharmLabs
17.1.1.1. Overview
17.1.1.2. Product Portfolio
17.1.1.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Age /Sales Channel/Region)
17.1.1.4. Sales Footprint
17.1.1.5. Strategy Overview
17.1.1.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.1.1.5.2. Product Strategy
17.1.1.5.3. Channel Strategy
17.1.2. GreenLeaf Lab
17.1.2.1. Overview
17.1.2.2. Product Portfolio
17.1.2.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Age /Sales Channel/Region)
17.1.2.4. Sales Footprint
17.1.2.5. Strategy Overview
17.1.2.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.1.2.5.2. Product Strategy
17.1.2.5.3. Channel Strategy
17.1.3. Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)
17.1.3.1. Overview
17.1.3.2. Product Portfolio
17.1.3.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Age /Sales Channel/Region)
17.1.3.4. Sales Footprint
17.1.3.5. Strategy Overview
17.1.3.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.1.3.5.2. Product Strategy
17.1.3.5.3. Channel Strategy
17.1.4. SC Labs
17.1.4.1. Overview
17.1.4.2. Product Portfolio
17.1.4.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Age /Sales Channel/Region)
17.1.4.4. Sales Footprint
17.1.4.5. Strategy Overview
17.1.4.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.1.4.5.2. Product Strategy
17.1.4.5.3. Channel Strategy
17.1.5. SGS Canada Inc.
17.1.5.1. Overview
17.1.5.2. Product Portfolio
17.1.5.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Age /Sales Channel/Region)
17.1.5.4. Sales Footprint
17.1.5.5. Strategy Overview
17.1.5.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.1.5.5.2. Product Strategy
17.1.5.5.3. Channel Strategy
17.1.6. CW ANALYTICAL
17.1.6.1. Overview
17.1.6.2. Product Portfolio
17.1.6.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Age /Sales Channel/Region)
17.1.6.4. Sales Footprint
17.1.6.5. Strategy Overview
17.1.6.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.1.6.5.2. Product Strategy
17.1.6.5.3. Channel Strategy
17.1.7. Steep Hill, Inc.
17.1.7.1. Overview
17.1.7.2. Product Portfolio
17.1.7.3. Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Age /Sales Channel/Region)
17.1.7.4. Sales Footprint
17.1.7.5. Strategy Overview
17.1.7.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.1.7.5.2. Product Strategy
17.1.7.5.3. Channel Strategy

18. Assumptions & Acronyms Used

19. Research Methodology

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