Cannabis Testing Services Market

Cannabis Testing Services Market by Types (Terpene Profiling, Pesticide Screening, Residual Solvent Screening, Potency Testing, Heavy Metal Testing, Microscopy Testing, and Others), End-users (Cannabis Cultivators/Growers, Cannabis Drug Manufacturers, and Others), and Regions (Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast 2021 – 2028

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The global cannabis testing service market size was valued at USD 1.18 billion in 2020 and is projected to surpass USD 3.45 billion by 2028, expanding at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, 2021–2028. The growing market of cannabis service is attributed to the rising demand for cannabis products for medical applications and increasing issues related to contamination cases such as molds, fungus, pesticides, and heavy metals from the soil affecting cannabis plants.


Cannabis Testing Services Market Key Takeaways

Cannabis testing deals with a type of screening process to detect the presence of harmful and non-hygienic compounds or bacteria that contaminate the cannabis plants. In general, these plants are exposed to the risk of various contaminations due to the development of fungus, bacteria, and molds from the soil during the cultivation. Moreover, using pesticides is one of the key factors causing the contamination and various testing are conducted to detect the levels of the presence of harmful compounds in the plants. Rapid growth of the cannabis market can be attributed to the rising medical applications of cannabis for several disease treatment and development of drugs. For various medical applications, for example, ranging from pain management to reducing stress for patients having severe pain and psychological related disorders, cannabis has come into play a crucial role.

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has affected the market as it forced to shut the production units of several cannabis testing devices. Moreover, low demand for instruments, consumables, and reagents, as along with the global supply chain interruptions and trade restrictions have harmed the cannabis testing services market.

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities

  • Gradually legalizing of medical cannabis for medical applications and rising demand of cannabis products for drug development are expected to propel the market growth.
  • Rising development of effective testing laboratory services and expansion of clinical labs for assuring the quality of cultivated cannabis help to fuel the market expansion.
  • Stringent rules and regulations from government bodies in many regions to ensure maximum quality production of cannabis and encourage maximize cultivation process are key factors boosting the market.
  • High cost of the testing equipment and inadequacy of highly skilled personnel for handling the testing devices are major restraining factors expected to hamper the market expansion.
  • Various investors, prominent players, and government bodies are investing in developing and improving the standards for cannabis testing laboratories. This is a key opportunity for the market expansion.
  • Ongoing medical research & development programs from several institutes and key players to enhance the laboratory testing are likely to offer immense opportunities for the market development in the long run.

Scope of the Report

The report on the global cannabis testing services market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.

Attributes

Details

Report Title

Cannabis Testing Services Market- Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast

Base Year

2020

Historic Data

2018–2019

Forecast Period

2021–2028

Segmentation

Types (Terpene Profiling, Pesticide Screening, Residual Solvent Screening, Potency Testing, Heavy Metal Testing, Microscopy Testing, and Others) and End-users (Cannabis Cultivators/Growers, Cannabis Drug Manufacturers, and Others)

Regional Scope

Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa

Report Coverage

Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast

Key Players Covered in the Report

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

 

Market Segment Insights

Potency testing segment is anticipated to hold a major share

On the basis of types, the global cannabis testing services is segmented into terpene profiling, pesticide screening, residual solvent screening, potency testing, heavy metal testing, microscopy testing, and others. The potency testing segment is anticipated to hold a major market share in the coming years owing to wide adoption of techniques such as high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography for examining the samples. Moreover, the testing type is also widely adopted for testing the potency of cannabidol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in cannabis plants. This factor is expected to boost the segment growth. Furthermore, potency testing service ensures that consumers are well informed about the standards of the products, which is further anticipated to propel the segment expansion during the forecast period.

On the other hand, the microscopy testing segment is expected to register a high CAGR during the forecast period due to rising demand for quality checks for cannabinoids to make sure accurate labeling of products in medical and recreational markets.


Cannabis Testing Services Market by Types

Cannabis cultivators/growers segment is expected to capture a large market share

Based on end-users, the market is categorized as cannabis cultivators/growers, cannabis drug manufacturers, and others. The Cannabis cultivators/growers is expected to capture a large market share in the coming years owing to the emerging wide collaborating of cannabis cultivators with the professional testing laboratories and research centers. In various countries, governments have imposed stricter rules and regulations on the THC content found in cannabis products. However, cultivators got to sell different sort of plants supported their CBD and THC content to producers and distributors at different rates. These are the major factors contributing to the expansion of the segment.

On the one hand, the cannabis drug manufacturers segment is anticipated to boost up its market share during the forecast period. The increasing usage of marijuana as a medicinal treatment as well as expansion in cannabis-based clinical trials by prominent pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer, are driving the segment growth. Sanofi, for example, has done thirty-eight cannabis-based clinical trials while Solvay Pharmaceuticals has conducted seven and Pfizer has conducted four.

North America is expected to dominate the market

In terms of regions, the global cannabis testing services market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to dominate the market, accounting for a significant growth rate in the coming years. The regional market growth can be attributed to the existence of a significant number of cultivators as well as an increase in the number of testing laboratories in the region. Favorable governments' policies for the use of cannabis products for several medical applications and gradual expansion of the regional marijuana producers are key factors contributing the market growth in this region.

The market of Europe, on the other hand, is estimated to develop at a fast growth rate during the forecast period. The stricter regulations for cannabis testing and rising usage of the plants for several medicinal research and development in prominent European-based countries are anticipated to propel the regional market expansion.


Cannabis Testing Services Market Regions

Segments

Segments Covered in the Report
The global cannabis testing services market has been segmented on the basis of

Types

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

End-users

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

Regions

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Players

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

Competitive Landscape

Key players competing in cannabis service testing market are Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC); SC Labs; Steep Hill, Inc.; SGS Canada Inc.; CW ANALYTICAL; PharmLabs; and GreenLeaf Lab.

Some of these companies are expanding their geographical reach and obtaining certifications so that they can add more values to their offerings and product portfolio. Green Leaf Lap had obtained ORELAP accreditation in in September 2016 and in March 2020. Oregon was among the first cannabis service testing companies that received license ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for the development activities of cannabis plants for various healthcare purposes. Medicinal Genomics Corp. (MGC) and Eurofins Scientific entered into partnership in December 2019 and introduced advanced version of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) chip, which helps in advancement of cannabis genotyping, pathogen testing, and breeding. Such innovations are propelling the growth of the market and the market competition.

Cannabis Testing Services Market by Key Players

1. Executive Summary
2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used
3. Research Methodology
4. Cannabis Testing Services Market Overview
  4.1. Introduction
     4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
     4.1.2. Market Definition
  4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
     4.2.1. Industry Outlook
  4.3. Cannabis Testing Services Market Dynamics
     4.3.1. Market Drivers
     4.3.2. Market Restraints
     4.3.3. Opportunity
     4.3.4. Market Trends
  4.4. Cannabis Testing Services Market - Supply Chain
  4.5. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Forecast
     4.5.1. Cannabis Testing Services Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.2. Cannabis Testing Services Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
     4.5.3. Cannabis Testing Services Market Absolute $ Opportunity
5. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast by Types
  5.1. Market Trends
  5.2. Introduction
     5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Types
     5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Types
  5.3. Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Types
     5.3.1. Terpene Profiling
     5.3.2. Pesticide Screening
     5.3.3. Residual Solvent Screening
     5.3.4. Potency Testing
     5.3.5. Heavy Metal Testing
     5.3.6. Microscopy Testing
     5.3.7. Others
  5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Types
  5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Types
6. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast by End Users
  6.1. Market Trends
  6.2. Introduction
     6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by End Users
     6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by End Users
  6.3. Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by End Users
     6.3.1. Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
     6.3.2. Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
     6.3.3. Others (Research Institutes & Labs)
  6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by End Users
  6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by End Users
7. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
  7.1. Market Trends
  7.2. Introduction
     7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
     7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
  7.3. Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
     7.3.1. North America
     7.3.2. Latin America
     7.3.3. Europe
     7.3.4. Asia Pacific
     7.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
  7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
  7.6. Global Cannabis Testing Services Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
8. North America Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast
  8.1. Introduction
     8.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
  8.2. North America Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     8.2.1. U.S.
     8.2.2. Canada
  8.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  8.4. North America Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Types
     8.4.1. Terpene Profiling
     8.4.2. Pesticide Screening
     8.4.3. Residual Solvent Screening
     8.4.4. Potency Testing
     8.4.5. Heavy Metal Testing
     8.4.6. Microscopy Testing
     8.4.7. Others
  8.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Types
  8.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Types
  8.7. North America Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by End Users
     8.7.1. Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
     8.7.2. Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
     8.7.3. Others (Research Institutes & Labs)
  8.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by End Users
  8.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by End Users
  8.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     8.10.1. By Country
     8.10.2. By Product Type
     8.10.3. By Application
  8.11. North America Cannabis Testing Services Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
9. Latin America Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast
  9.1. Introduction
     9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     9.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
  9.2. Latin America Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. Brazil
      9.2.2. Mexico
      9.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  9.4. Latin America Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Types
     9.4.1. Terpene Profiling
     9.4.2. Pesticide Screening
     9.4.3. Residual Solvent Screening
     9.4.4. Potency Testing
     9.4.5. Heavy Metal Testing
     9.4.6. Microscopy Testing
     9.4.7. Others
  9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Types
  9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Types
  9.7. Latin America Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by End Users
     9.7.1. Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
     9.7.2. Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
     9.7.3. Others (Research Institutes & Labs)
  9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by End Users
  9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by End Users
  9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     9.10.1. By Country
     9.10.2. By Product Type
     9.10.3. By Application
  9.11. Latin America Cannabis Testing Services Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
10. Europe Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast
  10.1. Introduction
     10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     10.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
  10.2. Europe Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     10.2.1. Germany
     10.2.2. France
     10.2.3. Italy
     10.2.4. U.K.
     10.2.5. Spain
     10.2.6. Russia
     10.2.7. Rest of Europe
  10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  10.4. Europe Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Types
     10.4.1. Terpene Profiling
     10.4.2. Pesticide Screening
     10.4.3. Residual Solvent Screening
     10.4.4. Potency Testing
     10.4.5. Heavy Metal Testing
     10.4.6. Microscopy Testing
     10.4.7. Others
  10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Types
  10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Types
  10.7. Europe Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by End Users
     10.7.1. Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
     10.7.2. Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
     10.7.3. Others (Research Institutes & Labs)
  10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by End Users
  10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by End Users
  10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     10.10.1. By Country
     10.10.2. By Product Type
     10.10.3. By Application
  10.11. Europe Cannabis Testing Services Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
11. Asia Pacific Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast
  11.1. Introduction
     11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     11.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
  11.2. Asia Pacific Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     11.2.1. China
     11.2.2. Japan
     11.2.3. South Korea
     11.2.4. India
     11.2.5. Australia
     11.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
  11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  11.4. Asia Pacific Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Types
     11.4.1. Terpene Profiling
     11.4.2. Pesticide Screening
     11.4.3. Residual Solvent Screening
     11.4.4. Potency Testing
     11.4.5. Heavy Metal Testing
     11.4.6. Microscopy Testing
     11.4.7. Others
  11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Types
  11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Types
  11.7. Asia Pacific Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by End Users
     11.7.1. Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
     11.7.2. Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
     11.7.3. Others (Research Institutes & Labs)
  11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by End Users
  11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by End Users
  11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     11.10.1. By Country
     11.10.2. By Product Type
     11.10.3. By Application
  11.11. Asia Pacific Cannabis Testing Services Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
12. Middle East & Africa Cannabis Testing Services Market Analysis and Forecast
  12.1. Introduction
     12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
     12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
     12.1.3. Middle East & Africa Average Pricing Analysis
  12.2. Middle East & Africa Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
     12.2.1. Saudi Arabia
     12.2.2. South Africa
     12.2.3. UAE
     12.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
  12.4. Middle East & Africa Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by Types
     12.4.1. Terpene Profiling
     12.4.2. Pesticide Screening
     12.4.3. Residual Solvent Screening
     12.4.4. Potency Testing
     12.4.5. Heavy Metal Testing
     12.4.6. Microscopy Testing
     12.4.7. Others
  12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Types
  12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Types
  12.7. Middle East & Africa Cannabis Testing Services Market Size and Volume Forecast by End Users
     12.7.1. Cannabis Cultivators/Growers
     12.7.2. Cannabis Drug Manufacturers
     12.7.3. Others (Research Institutes & Labs)
  12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by End Users
  12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by End Users
  12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
     12.10.1. By Country
     12.10.2. By Product Type
     12.10.3. By Application
  12.11. Middle East & Africa Cannabis Testing Services Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026
13. Competition Landscape
  13.1. Global Cannabis Testing Services Market: Market Share Analysis
  13.2. Cannabis Testing Services Distributors and Customers
  13.3. Cannabis Testing Services Market: Competitive Dashboard
  13.4. Company Profiles (Details: Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
     13.4.1. Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)
     13.4.2. SC Labs
     13.4.3. Steep Hill, Inc.
     13.4.4. SGS Canada Inc.
     13.4.5. CW ANALYTICAL
     13.4.6. PharmLabs
     13.4.7. GreenLeaf Lab

Segments Covered in the Report
The global cannabis testing services market has been segmented on the basis of

Types

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

End-users

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

Regions

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Players

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

Key players competing in cannabis service testing market are Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC); SC Labs; Steep Hill, Inc.; SGS Canada Inc.; CW ANALYTICAL; PharmLabs; and GreenLeaf Lab.

Some of these companies are expanding their geographical reach and obtaining certifications so that they can add more values to their offerings and product portfolio. Green Leaf Lap had obtained ORELAP accreditation in in September 2016 and in March 2020. Oregon was among the first cannabis service testing companies that received license ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for the development activities of cannabis plants for various healthcare purposes. Medicinal Genomics Corp. (MGC) and Eurofins Scientific entered into partnership in December 2019 and introduced advanced version of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) chip, which helps in advancement of cannabis genotyping, pathogen testing, and breeding. Such innovations are propelling the growth of the market and the market competition.

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