SOURCE: The Arcview Group

The Arcview Group

November 09, 2016 16:53 ET

Marijuana initiatives will add $7.4 billion to market

4 States Legalize Marijuana & 4 States Legalize Medical Marijuana New Arcview Market Research Projections: Ballot Initiative Victories Will Add $7.4 Billion Annually by 2020 to Already Growing Legal Marijuana Market

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - November 09, 2016) - Arcview Market Research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, have released a special election update to the official Arcview Market Research growth projections in light of victories from 8 of the 9 marijuana ballot initiatives. The passage of initiatives in California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota will add $7.4 billion to the 2020 market forecast bringing the overall market projection for legal adult-use and medical sales in the U.S. to $21.2 billion by 2020. That brings the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 28%.

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. This is marijuana's moment," said Arcview Group CEO, Troy Dayton. "Even without these initiatives passing, the legal marijuana market was poised for remarkable growth. Now, with these legalization victories, growth will be off the charts. You will not find another multi-billion dollar industry growing at this rate that isn't already attracting huge multi-national companies and institutional investors. It's truly a historic opportunity for pioneering investors and entrepreneurs to take a run at a huge market without needing to compete with the really big dogs...yet."

"Recent polls have shown 60 percent of the public supports adult use legalization. Nine in ten support the legalization of medical use. The ten initiatives on the ballot reflect the accelerating public debated on legal cannabis access. The passage of these measures shows that public support on this issue is not solely confined to urban, liberal markets but extends into conservative rural states as well," said Giadha DeCarcer, Founder and CEO of New Frontier.

Below are the 2020 Arcview Market Research projections for various state markets that passed initiatives (presuming new markets are operational by 2018):

California: Medical -- $3.3B, Adult Use -- $4.3B, Total Market = $7.6B

Maine: Medical -- $129M, Adult Use -- $196M, Total Market = $325M

Massachusetts: Medical -- $301M, Adult Use -- $771M, Total Market = $1.1B

Nevada: Medical -- $193M, Adult Use -- $429M, Total Market = $622M

Arkansas: Total Medical Market = $6.4M

Florida: Total Medical Market = $1.6B

Montana: Total Medical Market = $128M

North Dakota: $2.3M

For a deep dive into the market dynamics in each state and trends driving this market please download a copy of the 4th edition of the State of Legal Marijuana Markets. The report is downloadable at www.ArcviewMarketResearch.com and www.frontierfinancials.com.

About The Arcview Group:

Founded in 2010, The Arcview Group is responsible for a number of groundbreaking ventures in the cannabis industry. The Arcview Investor Network includes more than 550+ dues-paying accredited investors who have put more than $85 million behind 131 companies and will be hosting the first post-election gathering of high net worth investors in Las Vegas 11/14-15. Arcview Market Research produces the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, which is the most oft-cited market report. Arcview is a partner in Canopy, the top seed-stage mentor-driven business accelerator. Arcview is also co-founder of Cannasure Insurance Services, the leading provider of business insurance to the cannabis industry. For more information or media inquiries, please visit www.arcviewgroup.com or contact Abby Benjamin at 720-518-7611 or abbybenjamin@arcviewgroup.com.

About New Frontier Data:

New Frontier Data provides objective, rigorous and comprehensive analysis and reporting for the nascent and underserved cannabis industry. New Frontier's data and reports have been cited in over 45 countries around the world to inform industry leaders. New Frontier, the premiere Big Data shop in the sector looks beyond the plant cultivation and distribution, to raise the industry bar and improve visibility into what will inevitably soon be a mature and more complex industry. Founded in 2014, New Frontier is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has additional offices in Denver. For more information or media inquiries, please visit www.frontierfinancials.com or contact Gretchen Gailey at 202-489-3821 or ggailey@frontierfinancials.com.

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