10 cannabis trends to watch out for in 2023

10 cannabis trends to watch out for in 2023
Cannabis Health News

Will 2023 be the year we see some major shifts in access and attitudes towards cannabis? With help from experts, we lay out our predictions for the year ahead.  2022 saw some major developments for cannabis across the globe. The collective value of the CBD, medical cannabis, and adult-use cannabis markets hit US$45bn and is expected to more than double to US$101bn by 2026. As we enter a new year we’re looking forward to the exciting opportunities that 2023 holds for cannabis and its consumers. In the coming year, we hope to see continued efforts to destigmatise cannabis, increase patient access, further explore cannabis’ numerous health, wellness and sustainability properties, and lay the regulatory groundwork for a thriving global cannabis ecosystem.  Thank you to the following contributors for their insight: Mike Morgan-Giles, CEO of the UK Cannabis Industry Council; Robert Jappie, lawyer and expert in life sciences and cannabis regulation; Michaela Freedman, global cannabis business expert; Ruby Deevoy, UK cannabis journalist. Here are our top 10 cannabis predictions for 2023:    1. The number of medical cannabis patients in Europe will continue to grow In 2022, an estimated additional 100,000 people became medical cannabis patients in the UK and Europe. Cannabis lawyer, Robert Jappie, believe patient numbers will increase significantly in 2023 as more innovative (and aggressive) methods of increasing awareness and improving access to legal cannabis medicines are developed. This will act like a primer for adult-use legalisation in the region. There is a growing amount of real-world evidence on the benefits of medical cannabis for patients, points out Mike Morgan-Giles. This must be the year the medical profession takes this onboard and operates accordingly. Notably, the ability of GPs to prescribe cannabis medicines to their patients could be a game-changer for cannabis patient care in the UK. Mr…

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