Cannabis Growing Market

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This study analyzes US demand for cannabis growing supplies by product, market, growing location, growing system type, and US state. Growing supplies demand is reported in value terms (US dollars) at the manufacturers’ level. Cannabis production volume (in dry pounds) and value (US dollars) at the grower level are also reported.

Cannabis Growing

Cannabis Production

Production volumes and values in this report cover only the dry weight of usable cannabis plant and exclude the value of downstream processing.

Reported cannabis production numbers in this study refer to:

  • all marijuana and hemp (i.e., cannabis containing 0.3% or less THC) produced by known and/or licensed (annual and temporary) commercial cultivators, whether or not that marijuana ends up on the black market (e.g., sold out of state)
  • marijuana grown legally by individuals at home

While a significant portion of marijuana produced by these growers 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 – where only about 20% of local production is sold legally within the state.

Excluded from this report are:

  • marijuana and hemp grown by unknown and unrecorded operations
  • marijuana grown illegally by individuals at home
  • cannabis illegally imported into the US and sold on the black market

Cannabis Growing Supplies

Cannabis growing supplies demand is segmented by consumables and equipment. Consumables used for growing cannabis include:

  • seeds and clones (i.e., cuttings)
  • growing media (including soilless types)
  • fertilizers and nutrient solutions
  • other consumables (e.g., pesticides, fungicides, geotextiles, cleaning chemicals, gloves and aprons, carbon filters)

Equipment covered in this study:

  • water tanks, irrigation equipment, and hydroponic systems (e.g., plastic water storage tanks and reservoirs; flood and drain tables; hoses, irrigation pipes, and drip irrigation systems; hydroponic system components such as grow modules, reservoirs, pumps, plastic tubing, and other associated hardware)
  • fans and HVAC equipment (e.g., industrial and commercial fans; consumer personal fans; cooling and drying systems; dehumidifiers; air cleaners and purifiers; pumps, duct silencers, and other HVAC system parts and accessories)
  • security equipment (e.g., cameras, motion detectors, video surveillance equipment, access control systems)
  • lighting systems and replacement bulbs (e.g., LED, CFL, HID lamps and bulbs)
  • pots and planters (e.g., standard plastic, ceramic, and metal pots with saucers for catching water runoff; growing trays, boxes, and baskets; fabric pots and grow bags; air pots; hemp buckets)
  • harvesting and trimming equipment (e.g., agricultural harvesting equipment such as tractors and combines; specialty cannabis harvesting equipment such as buckers and dry trimmers; hand tools such as bud trimmers and trimming shears)
  • cloning equipment (e.g., root cubes and trays; seedling humidity domes; clone buckets; cloning machines; tissue culture cloning equipment)
  • other equipment (e.g., garden bedders and tillers; greenhouses; grow tents; monitors and controllers; pH and nutrient testers; plastic sheeting and liners; growing tables, benches, and trellises; protective glasses)

Markets and growing locations for cannabis growing supplies include:

  • commercial indoor marijuana (including operations that are fully grown in a greenhouse)
  • commercial outdoor marijuana (including plants primarily grown outside, even if some greenhouse space is used onsite)
  • commercial hemp (both indoor and outdoor)
  • private-use residential marijuana (i.e., indoor and outdoor personal home-grow operations)

Growing system types include soil-based and hydroponic systems.

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Purchase Cannabis Growing Market by the Section

  1. Cannabis Growing Market

    $3,900.00

    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $146.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Market for Cannabis Growing Supplies

    2. 2 CANNABIS MARKET OVERVIEW & PROSPECTS

      $1,139.00

      1. 2.1 Cannabis Definition & Scope

        $84.00

      2. 2.2 Cannabis Applications

        $159.00

        1. 2.2.1 Medical Marijuana

          $82.00

          1. Figure 2-1 | Survey Results: Consumer Attitudes Toward Cannabis for Medical Applications

        2. 2.2.2 Adult-Use/Recreational

          $82.00

          1. Figure 2-2 | Marijuana Legalization Timeline by State

        3. 2.2.3 CBD & Other Hemp-Derived Products

          $82.00

          1. Figure 2-3 | Applications for Hemp

      3. 2.3 Growth Opportunities

        $473.00

        1. 2.3.1 Industrial Hemp Program Expansions

          $82.00

        2. 2.3.2 Improving Medical Marijuana & CBD Oil Access

          $93.00

        3. 2.3.3 Personal Wellness, Pet Anthropomorphism, &CBD

          $82.00

        4. 2.3.4 Voluntary Vertical Integration or Specialization

          $102.00

        5. 2.3.5 Aligning Medical & Adult-Use Marijuana Regulation

          $82.00

        6. 2.3.6 Improved Access to Adult-Use Marijuana & Cannabis Tourism

          $82.00

      4. 2.4 Market Threats

        $422.00

        1. 2.4.1 Federal Restraints

          $98.00

        2. 2.4.2 State Restrictions & Legal Loopholes

          $82.00

        3. 2.4.3 Possession & Purchase Limits

          $82.00

        4. 2.4.4 Resistant Local Governments

          $82.00

        5. 2.4.5 Confusion over Legalization & Decriminalization

          $82.00

        6. 2.4.6 Labeling Challenges & Product Safety Concerns

          $87.00

    3. 3 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 National Legal Overview

        $210.00

        1. Table | State Cannabis Legalization by Type, 2019

      2. 3.2 Industrial Hemp

        $240.00

        1. 3.2.1 2018 Farm Bill Provisions

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 Industrial Hemp Activity by State

          $166.00

          1. Table | US States with Hemp Research Programs & Cultivation Prior to Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

      3. 3.3 State-Level Cannabidiol (CBD) Product Laws

        $180.00

        1. Table | US States with Limited Access to Low-THC, High-CBD Cannabis Products Prior to 2018 Farm Bill

      4. 3.4 Medical Marijuana

        $684.00

        1. 3.4.1 Medical Marijuana: Access

          $210.00

          1. Figure 3-1 | Summary Timeline of Medical Marijuana Access Legalization by State

        2. 3.4.2 Medical Marijuana: Possession & Use

          $123.00

          1. Table | Medical Marijuana Possession & Use Legalization by State, 2019

        3. 3.4.3 Medical Marijuana: Production

          $213.00

          1. Table | Medical Marijuana Production Legalization by State, 2019

        4. 3.4.4 Medical Marijuana: Sale

          $137.00

      5. 3.5 Adult-Use Marijuana

        $666.00

        1. 3.5.1 Adult-Use Marijuana: Access

          $167.00

          1. Figure 3-2 | Summary Timeline of Adult-Use Marijuana Access Legalization by State

        2. 3.5.2 Adult-Use Marijuana: Possession & Use

          $151.00

          1. Table | Adult-Use Marijuana Possession & Use Legalization by State, 2019

        3. 3.5.3 Adult-Use Marijuana: Production

          $141.00

          1. Table | Adult-Use Marijuana Production Legalization by State, 2019

        4. 3.5.4 Adult-Use Marijuana: Sale

          $206.00

          1. Table | Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Legalization by State, 2019

    4. 4 CANNABIS PRODUCTION

      $763.00

      1. 4.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | US Cannabis Production

      2. 4.2 Cannabis Supply Chain

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-2 | Cannabis Supply Chain

      3. 4.3 Marijuana vs. Hemp

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-3 | US Cannabis Production: Marijuana & Hemp Production, 2018 - 2028

      4. 4.4 Production Outlook (Pounds)

        $187.00

        1. 4.4.1 Production by Cannabis Type

          $87.00

          1. Table | US Cannabis Production by Cannabis Type & Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 4-4 | US Cannabis Production by Market, 2018 - 2028

        2. 4.4.2 Production by US State

          $98.00

          1. Table | US Cannabis Production by US State, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 4-5 | US Cannabis Production by State, 2018 - 2028

      5. 4.5 Cannabis Production Value by Application

        $95.00

        1. Table | US Cannabis Production by Application, 2018 - 2028

        2. Figure 4-6 | US Cannabis Production Share by Application, 2019

      6. 4.6 Production Costs

        $343.00

        1. 4.6.1 Production Costs by Expense

          $97.00

          1. Table | Cannabis Production Costs by Expense, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 4-7 | Cannabis Production Cost Share by Expense, 2019

        2. 4.6.2 Electricity

          $82.00

        3. 4.6.3 Labor

          $82.00

        4. 4.6.4 Lab Testing

          $82.00

        5. 4.6.5 Security Services

          $82.00

        6. 4.6.6 Growing Space, Water, &Other Expenses

          $82.00

    5. 5 CANNABIS CONSUMABLES & EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS

      $1,827.00

      1. 5.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment Products

      2. 5.2 Demand by Product

        $173.00

        1. Table | Cannabis Growing Demand for Consumables & Equipment, 2018 - 2028

        2. Figure 5-2 | Consumables & Equipment Demand for Cannabis Growing, 2016 - 2028

      3. 5.3 Consumables

        $586.00

        1. 5.3.1 Demand by Product

          $97.00

          1. Table | Consumables for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-3 | Consumables for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2016 - 2028

        2. 5.3.2 Seeds & Clones

          $142.00

          1. Table | Seeds & Clones for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-4 | Seeds & Clones: Example Products

        3. 5.3.3 Growing Media

          $110.00

          1. Table | Growing Media for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-5 | Growing Media: Example Products

        4. 5.3.4 Fertilizers & Nutrient Solutions

          $125.00

          1. Table | Fertilizers & Nutrient Solutions for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-6 | Fertilizers & Nutrient Solutions: Example Products

        5. 5.3.5 Other Consumables

          $110.00

          1. Table | Other Consumables for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-7 | Other Consumables: Example Products

      4. 5.4 Equipment

        $1,041.00

        1. 5.4.1 Demand by Product

          $112.00

          1. Table | Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-8 | Equipment for Cannabis Production: Demand by Product, 2016 - 2028

        2. 5.4.2 Water Tanks, Irrigation, &Hydroponic Equipment

          $152.00

          1. Table | Water Tanks, Irrigation, &Hydroponic Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 – 2028

          2. Figure 5-9 | Water Tanks, Irrigation, &Hydroponic Equipment: Example Products

        3. 5.4.3 Fans & HVAC Equipment

          $118.00

          1. Table | Fans & HVAC Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-10 | Fans & HVAC Equipment: Example Products

        4. 5.4.4 Security Equipment

          $115.00

          1. Table | Security Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-11 | Security Equipment: Example Products

        5. 5.4.5 Lighting Systems & Bulbs

          $115.00

          1. Table | Lighting Systems & Bulbs for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Product & Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-12 | Lighting Systems & Bulbs: Example Products

        6. 5.4.6 Pots & Planters

          $112.00

          1. Table | Pots & Planters for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-13 | Pots & Planters: Example Products

        7. 5.4.7 Harvesting & Trimming Equipment

          $89.00

          1. Table | Harvesting & Trimming Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-14 | Harvesting & Trimming Equipment: Example Products

        8. 5.4.8 Cloning Equipment

          $99.00

          1. Table | Cloning Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-15 | Cloning Equipment: Example Products

        9. 5.4.9 Other Equipment

          $129.00

          1. Table | Other Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by Market, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 5-16 | Other Equipment: Example Products

    6. 6 CANNABIS CONSUMABLES & EQUIPMENT MARKETS

      $761.00

      1. 6.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment Markets

      2. 6.2 Demand by Market (Commercial & Private-Use Residential)

        $105.00

        1. Table | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Growers: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market, 2018 – 2028

        2. Figure 6-2 | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Markets: Product Mix Comparison, 2019

      3. 6.3 Commercial

        $88.00

        1. Table | Commercial Market: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

      4. 6.4 Private-Use Residential

        $106.00

        1. Table | Private-Use Residential Market: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

      5. 6.5 Growing Locations

        $311.00

        1. 6.5.1 Demand by Growing Location

          $122.00

          1. Table | Cannabis Growing: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Growing Location, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 6-3 | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Markets: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Growing Location, 2019

        2. 6.5.2 Indoor & Greenhouse

          $101.00

          1. Table | Indoor Cannabis Growing: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

        3. 6.5.3 Outdoor

          $87.00

          1. Table | Outdoor Cannabis Growing: Consumables & Equipment Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

      6. 6.6 Growing Systems (Soil-Based & Hydroponic)

        $121.00

        1. Table | Cannabis Growing: Consumables & Equipment Demand by System Type & Market, 2018 - 2028

        2. Figure 6-4 | Commercial & Private-Use Residential Markets: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by System Type, 2019

    7. 7 MARKET TRENDS BY US STATE

      $1,999.00

      1. 7.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 7-1 | Key Trends in US State Markets for Cannabis Growing Supplies

      2. 7.2 Cannabis Growing Market by US State

        $154.00

        1. Table | Consumables & Equipment for Cannabis Growing: Demand by US State, 2018 - 2028

        2. Figure 7-2 | Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by US State, 2018 - 2023

      3. 7.3 State Profile: California

        $441.00

        1. 7.3.1 California: Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $214.00

          1. Figure 7-3 | California: Cannabis Growing Market & Cannabis Production, 2016 - 2028

        2. 7.3.2 California: Demand by Market

          $129.00

          1. Table | California: Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market & Growing Location, 2018 – 2028

        3. 7.3.3 California: Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $97.00

          1. Table | California: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 7-4 | California: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      4. 7.4 State Profile: Colorado

        $378.00

        1. 7.4.1 Colorado: Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $174.00

          1. Figure 7-5 | Colorado: Cannabis Growing Market & Cannabis Production, 2016 - 2028

        2. 7.4.2 Colorado: Demand by Market

          $112.00

          1. Table | Colorado: Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market & Growing Location, 2018 – 2028

        3. 7.4.3 Colorado: Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $91.00

          1. Table | Colorado: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 7-6 | Colorado: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      5. 7.5 State Profile: Oregon

        $312.00

        1. 7.5.1 Oregon: Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $115.00

          1. Figure 7-7 | Oregon: Cannabis Growing Market & Cannabis Production, 2016 - 2028

        2. 7.5.2 Oregon: Demand by Market

          $99.00

          1. Table | Oregon: Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market & Growing Location, 2018 – 2028

        3. 7.5.3 Oregon: Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $97.00

          1. Table | Oregon: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 7-8 | Oregon: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      6. 7.6 State Profile: Washington

        $292.00

        1. 7.6.1 Washington: Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $130.00

          1. Figure 7-9 | Washington: Cannabis Growing Market & Cannabis Production, 2016 - 2028

        2. 7.6.2 Washington: Demand by Market

          $82.00

          1. Table | Washington: Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market & Growing Location, 2018 – 2028

        3. 7.6.3 Washington: Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $87.00

          1. Table | Washington: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 7-10 | Washington: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

      7. 7.7 Other States

        $387.00

        1. 7.7.1 Other States: Cannabis Growing Market Size & Regulatory Environment

          $137.00

          1. Figure 7-11 | Other States: Cannabis Growing Market & Cannabis Production, 2016 - 2028

        2. 7.7.2 Other States: Demand by Market

          $148.00

          1. Table | Other States: Cannabis Growing Consumables & Equipment Demand by Market & Growing Location, 2018 – 2028

        3. 7.7.3 Other States: Demand by Product (Consumables & Equipment)

          $102.00

          1. Table | Other States: Cannabis Growing Demand by Product, 2018 - 2028

          2. Figure 7-12 | Other States: Cannabis Growing Supplies Demand Share by Product, 2019

    8. 8 APPENDIX

      $2,315.00

      1. 8.1 Scope

        $261.00

        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 8.2 Definitions

        $113.00

      3. 8.3 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 8.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $1,059.00

      5. 8.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $82.00

      6. 8.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 8.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 8.8 Related Studies & Reports

        $82.00

      9. 8.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $667.00

        1. 8.9.1 Economic Environment

          $141.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 8-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2018, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 8.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $142.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 8-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 - 2018

        3. 8.9.3 Consumer Spending

          $97.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2008 - 2028

        4. 8.9.4 Manufacturers' Shipments

          $280.00

          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2008 - 2028

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