U.S. Medical Cannabis Program Growth

  • With 34 legalized state (and D.C.) medical markets, total patients in the U.S. eligible for treatments with cannabis have passed 3 million.
  • Given the increasing number of legalized states and their generally expanding lists of qualifying medical conditions, that total is projected to exceed 5 million by 2025.
  • States with the highest patient saturation rates (i.e., registered patients per total populations) are Oklahoma (8%), New Mexico (5%), Montana (4%), and Arizona (4%), respectively.
  • The two states voting on medical-use initiatives next month – Mississippi and South Dakota – could together add 30,000 patients by 2025.