Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

U.S. number of marijuana businesses in 2017

Number of cannabis businesses in the U.S. as of 2017

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Aug 9, 2019
U.S. number of marijuana businesses in 2017 As of 2017, cannabis-related businesses dealing with ancillary services, technology and products had the highest number of medical cannabis businesses in the U.S. Within that category of business there were between 13 thousand and 18 thousand businesses. In total, that year there were between 20 thousand and 28 thousand cannabis businesses in the U.S.
Cannabis market projections

The U.S cannabis market has been on the rise in recent years. By 2025, the total sales of legal cannabis in the U.S. are expected to more than double their current sales. The booming cannabis industry in the U.S. has been a valuable market with much potential for growth. It has not only created a large amount of taxable revenues, but also jobs. The number of jobs created by the cannabis market is expected to exceed 280 thousand in coming years. The taxable revenue created by this valuable market is expected to top 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in coming years.

Cannabis businesses

Profitability of cannabis businesses vary by sector and business type. Among businesses dealing with ancillary technologies and products, a majority have been shown to be somewhat profitable; however they also appear to have the highest percentage of unprofitable outcomes among all cannabis business sectors. Testing laboratories and ancillary firms have the highest percentage of profitable businesses among all sectors. Despite these current trends, a recent study has indicated that U.S. cannabis entrepreneurs can expect a generally profitable and prosperous future outlook.
Show more

Number of cannabis businesses in the U.S. as of 2017

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Medical marijuana in the U.S.
Medical marijuana in the U.S.

All Information
in one Presentation

Medical marijuana in the U.S.

Everything On "Medical marijuana in the U.S." in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Other Reports & Dossiers
I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "Recreational marijuana in the U.S."
  • Overview
  • Retail sales
  • Legal state retail forecast
  • CBD
  • Consumer behavior
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.