Dublin, Feb. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Medical Marijuana - Thematic Research" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Marketed and approved medical marijuana products generated sales of at least $50m across the US, the 5EU (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK), Canada, Israel and Australia in 2018. The actual value of this market is expected to be far greater, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 81.3% to reach $3.2bn by 2025. There are 11 medical marijuana products in late-stage clinical trials. Drug candidates Zygel (cannabidiol) and lenabasum are being developed by US biopharmaceutical companies Zynerba Pharma and Corbus Pharma, respectively, and are expected to launch in the US and 5EU markets in 2021.

Both Zygel and lenabasum were granted fast track and orphan drug designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and are expected to generate sales of $417m and $771m in 2025, respectively. Contributing to the high sales figures for these late-stage pipeline agents is the fact that Zygel and lenabasum are both being developed to treat multiple disorders from a variety of therapy areas, including genetic disorders, musculoskeletal conditions and autoimmune diseases.

A lot of these patients are children that have a poor quality of life, so the need for effective medicines is urgent. Products entering the market are likely to be well received, especially if there are no psychological side effects, which is a common concern of prescribing physicians and patients alike. Many of the medical marijuana products in development contain non-psychoactive compounds; a research and development (R&D) strategy designed to position drug candidates favorably when companies apply for marketing authorization from bodies such as the FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Aside from the promising prospects for late-stage drug candidates, marketed therapies such as GW Pharma's Epidiolex (cannabidiol) will significantly drive market growth. The impact of Epidiolex has been immense. The drug, which generated sales of $4.7m in 2018, is expected to reach annual sales of $1.9bn by 2025.

However, unmet needs such as the expensive cost of therapy, the lack of data to support the use of medical marijuana and confusing or non-existent treatment guidelines leave some doctors reluctant to prescribe these products. These factors among others will continue to be obstacles in the medical marijuana marketplace throughout the foreseeable future.

The latest report Medical Marijuana- Thematic Research combines key opinion leader insight, interviews with industry experts and surveys of prescribing physicians and consumers in the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Canada, Israel and Australia to provide an in-depth review of the medical marijuana market.

The report includes an assessment of ongoing clinical trials, the geographical location of trial sponsors, discussion of the key players in the medical marijuana space as well as insights from industry experts discussing market challenges and considerations of stakeholders in the arena.

Key Questions Answered in This Report

  • What was the value of the medical marijuana market in 2018?
  • What challenges do biopharmaceutical companies developing medical marijuana therapeutics face that are unique to this field?
  • Which patients do prescribing physicians think are most likely to benefit from treatment with medical marijuana?
  • What are the concerns and perceptions of prescribers and potential consumers of medical marijuana across the nine markets covered in this report?
  • What are the unmet needs in the medical marijuana market and what opportunities remain for industry players?


  • Overview of the potential applications of medical marijuana including SWOT analysis of marketed and late-stage pipeline agents
  • In-depth analysis of diseases where at least one medical marijuana product is used in clinical practice
  • Key topics covered include assessment of strategic consolidations, unmet needs, clinical trial mapping, examination of market opportunities and challenges
  • Discussion of late-stage pipeline products including a sales forecast from 2018-2025
  • Pipeline analysis: comprehensive data and discussion of emerging trends, the significance of the endocannabinoid system in various conditions, the route of administration of pipeline agents and the markets in which the drugs are expected to launch.
  • Analysis of the current and future market competition in the global medical marijuana therapeutics market. Insightful review of the key industry drivers, restraints and challenges. Each trend is independently researched to provide qualitative analysis of its implications.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Medical Marijuana
  • Medical Marijuana: The Global Picture
  • Marketed Products
  • Pipeline Assessment
  • Clinical Trials
  • R&D Strategies
  • Early-Stage Pipeline Products
  • Focus Indication: Anorexia Nervosa
  • Focus Indication: Muscle Spasticity
  • Focus Indication: Pain
  • Focus Indication: Epilepsy
  • Case Study: Charlotte's Web
  • Industry Insights
  • Deals Landscape
  • Pricing and Reimbursement Strategy
  • Unmet Needs
  • Market Challenges and Opportunities
  • Prescriber Perspectives
  • Consumer Perspectives
  • Market Outlook

Companies Mentioned

  • Albany Molecular Research
  • Almirall
  • Axim Biotechnologies
  • Bionorica
  • Cannabis Science
  • Ci Therapeutics
  • Corbus Pharma
  • Eli Lilly
  • Emerald Bioscience
  • Emerald Health Sciences
  • GW Pharma
  • Insys Therapeutics
  • Ipsen
  • LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme
  • Neopharm
  • Novaliq
  • One World Cannabis
  • Panaxia
  • RespireRx
  • STERO Biotechs
  • SUDA Pharma
  • Tetra-Bio Pharma
  • Teva
  • Therapix Biosciences
  • Unimed Pharma
  • Veritas
  • Yom Chai
  • Zynerba Pharma

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/kdozfg

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