Cannabis Testing Market Size, Share | Industry Report 2028

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Cannabis Testing Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product (Analytical Instruments, Consumables, and Software), Type (Potency Testing, Terpene Profiling, Residual Solvent Screening, Microbial Analysis, Pesticide Screening, Heavy Metal Testing, and Genetic Testing), End User (Testing Laboratories, Drug Manufacturers, and Research Institutes), and Portability (Hand held Devices, and Standalone) and Geography

Publication Month: Jun 2021 | Report Code: TIPHE100001394 | No. of Pages: 214 | Category: Pharmaceuticals | Status: Published

The cannabis testing market was valued at US$ 1,512.06 million in 2021 and is projected to reach US$ 2,960.20 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2021 to 2028.


Cannabis testing is used in variety of applications that includes determining the concentration of cannabis in various analytical samples such as pharmaceutical drugs, and detection of contaminants such as bacteria and fungi. Further, it is also performed for determination of trace metals such as arsenic and cadmium that can adversely impact health if remained unchecked. These tests are performed with various analytical techniques, such as chromatography analysis, spectrometry, ELISA, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).


The cannabis testing market is segmented based on product, type, end user, portability, and region. The market, based on region, is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South and Central America. The report offers insights and in-depth analysis of the cannabis testing market emphasizing on various parameters such as market trends, technological advancements, market dynamics, and competitive landscape analysis of leading market players across the world. It also includes the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on the market across all the regions. The impact of the pandemic and decreasing global research activities have also harmed the operations and financial execution of several companies in the market. The number of cannabis tests conducted in the laboratories decreased due to the shutting down of academic & research institutes and testing laboratories. For instance, according to a report issued by MJBizDaily in March 2020, most federally managed cannabis labs in Canada help COVID-19 testing, consequently impacting the number of cannabis tests performed in the labs. In addition, the cannabis market lost some revenue due to shop closures, testing laboratories closings, interrupted supply chains, global economic slowdown, and limited movement.


Lucrative Regions for Cannabis Testing Market

Lucrative Regions for Cannabis Testing Market

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Market Insights

Legalization of Medical Cannabis

The US is anticipated to be the major country to use medical cannabis. 30 states of the United States of America have legalized the use of cannabis. These 30 states comprise of 60% of total population and have approved use of medical marijuana. This has become the driving force for the growth of cannabis testing marked in the entire North America region. At present, more than 8000 active licenses for cannabis businesses in the US. It is the only country with such number of market players. Europe is another region that has shown a decent growth rate for cannabis testing market. There has been an increase in the process of legalization of cannabis in European countries. In November 2018, Government of UK announced that medicinal cannabis is legal. The main force for growth in demand of cannabis is because of the use of cannabis in pesticides in Europe. Growing number of cannabis testing laboratories have fueled the demand for cannabis in the Europe region.
The Asia Pacific region projects a great demand for cannabis testing market. This is because the medical use of cannabis to heal patients of various disease for example chronic neuropathic pain, and any spinal injury. It also helps to deal with anorexia in HIV AIDS, which is a major challenge in this region. In December 2018, Thailand was the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize cannabis. There has been significant rise in investments in cannabis testing labs and recent law changes, which have led to acceptance of marijuana and cannabis.
Similarly, in 2019, in Madhya Pradesh, India, the state government legalized the cultivation of hemp for industrial and medicinal purposes. Also, several other states in India are in the process of legalizing cannabis cultivation. For instance, in March 2021, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, announced that the state government is coming up with new policies to allow the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and industrial use to boost the local economy. Further, the state government of Tripura, India, is forming an expert panel to legalize cannabis cultivation.

Thus, due to growing legalization of cannabis, the cannabis testing market is expected to grow at rapid pace.

Type -Based Insights

Based on type, the cannabis testing market is segmented into potency testing, microbial analysis, residual solvent screening, heavy metal testing, pesticide screening, terpene profiling, genetic testing. The potency testing segment accounted for the global cannabis testing market's largest market share. The growth can be attributed to increasing drug investigation services, growing medicinal applications of cannabis, and increasing number of toxicological laboratories. Also, the market for the potency testing segment is anticipated to grow faster during 2021–2028.


Global Cannabis Testing Market, by Type– 2020 & 2028

Global Cannabis Testing Market, by Type– 2020 & 2028

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End User-Based Insights


Based on end user, the cannabis testing market is segmented into testing laboratories, drug manufacturers, and research institutes. The testing laboratories segment held the largest share of the market in 2021 and is estimated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period.


Strategic Insights

Report Coverage - Cannabis Testing Market
Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 1,512.06 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 2,960.20 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 10.1% from 2021-2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
No. of Pages214
No. of Tables138
No. of Charts & Figures81
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredProduct , Type , End User , and Portability and Geography
Regional scopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America
Country scopeUS, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverageRevenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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Inorganic strategies such as partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions are commonly adopted by companies to cater to changing customer demand and maintain their brand name across the world. Market players operating in the cannabis testing market also adopt organic strategies such as product launch and expansion to outstretch their footprint and product portfolio worldwide as well as to meet the growing demand.


By Product

  • Analytical Instruments
    • Chromatography Instruments
    • Spectroscopy
    • Other Analytical Instruments
  • Consumables
  • Software


By Type

  • Potency Testing
  • Microbial Analysis
  • Residual Solvent Screening
  • Heavy Metal Testing
  • Pesticide Screening
  • Terpene Profiling
  • Genetic Testing

By End User                   

  • Testing Laboratories
  • Drug Manufacturers
  • Research Institutes


By Portability                

  • Stand alone
  • Hand held Devices 


By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA
  • South and Central America (SCAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SCAM


Company Profiles

  • Purpl Scientific
  • Orange Photonics, Inc
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
  • Merck KGaA
  • Restek Corporation
  • CannaSafe Analytics
  • Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.
  • Digipath Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

Cannabis testing is used in variety of applications that includes determining the concentration of cannabis in various analytical samples such as pharmaceutical drugs, and detection of contaminants such as bacteria and fungi. Furthermore, the cannabis testing is also performed for determination of trace metals such as arsenic, cadmium that can adversely impact health if remained unchecked. These tests are performed with the help of various analytical techniques that include chromatography analysis, spectrometry, ELISA, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and others.
The growth of the market is attributed to legalization of medical cannabis, increasing awareness through conferences, symposia, and workshops and growing adoption of LIMS in cannabis testing laboratories. However, the stringent regulatory framework for cannabis, and dearth of trained laboratory professionals hinder the market growth.
The types of cannabis testing are potency testing, terpene profiling, residual solvent screening, microbial analysis, pesticide screening, heavy metal testing, and genetic testing.

The List of Companies - Cannabis Testing Market


  1. Purpl Scientific
  2. Orange Photonics, Inc
  3. Agilent Technologies, Inc.
  5. Merck KGaA
  6. Restek Corporation
  8. CannaSafe Analytics
  9. Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.
  10. Digipath Inc
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