Medical and Recreational Marijuana Growing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

The Medical and Recreational Marijuana Growing industry has flourished over the five years to 2015. For decades, all marijuana transactions in the United States were conducted under implicit or explicit prohibition. However, states have increasingly moved to legalize nonprofit marijuana for medical purposes, as well as to implement regulations for organizations that sell cannabis. “The growing acceptance of medical marijuana is providing growers and investors with unprecedented opportunities,” says IBISWorld Industry Analyst Dmitry Diment. “There has been no shortage of demand in recent years, as the industry has benefited from increased acceptance of the legitimacy of medical marijuana products.”

Recently, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington has spurred additional demand for the industry. In 2014, the licensing of commercial recreational marijuana growers in these states contributed to industry revenue growth of 54.7%. In addition to the favorable regulatory environment in these states, medical marijuana growers have continued to benefit from the steadily aging population. Chronic illnesses have become more prevalent as the population continues to age, driving demand for medical marijuana. Overall, the industry is expected to experience annualized revenue growth of 30.2% to $ 1.9 billion in the five years to 2015, including growth of 25.1% during the current year.

According to Diment, however, “The industry will remain at risk until the federal government definitively changes its position on the legality of marijuana. Until then, a growing number of medical marijuana patients, as well as a burgeoning recreational cannabis legalization movement, will spur demand for the industry.” Rising demand is also forecast to widen profit margins, as is the success of the for-profit recreational marijuana business in Colorado and Washington. In particular, the next five years are expected to see the growth of large commercial cultivators, who will benefit from strong recreational demand across a number of states, including Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia.

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This industry’s establishments grow marijuana for medical and recreational use. Most operators are nonprofit collectives that provide medical marijuana to other collective members. Transactions are typically conducted on a donation basis because the sale and distribution of marijuana is illegal in most states that permit medical marijuana. The industry also includes operators in Colorado and Washington, who grow medical and recreational marijuana on a for-profit basis.

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Global Pet Insurance Market Trends and Opportunities 2014-2019 New Study Now Available at MarketReportsOnline.com

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2014

The report titled “Global Pet Insurance Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an in-depth analysis of global animal companion market focusing on major pet insurance markets such as the UK, the US and Japan. The report also assesses the key opportunities and underlying trends in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry in the forecasted period (2014-19). Further, key pet insurers such as Allianz Group, Anicom Holdings, Pethealth Inc. and Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) are profiled in the report.

Geographical Coverage: North America, The United States, The United Kingdom and Japan

Company Coverage: Allianz Group, Anicom Holdings, Pethealth Inc. and Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)

Complete report available at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/357130.html.

Pet insurance is a type of specialty property and casualty insurance policy that pet owners purchase to cover the unintended costs that arise in providing care for a pet, including veterinary services such as surgical procedures, injuries from accidents, and prescribed pet medicines. Pet insurance is purely a reimbursement program. A form of property and casualty insurance, pet insurance provides reimbursement to the owner after the pet has received required care and the owner submits a claim to the insurance company.

Globally, pet insurance market is largely untapped with extremely low penetration rates and hence it holds potential with high market opportunity. In developed economies like the US, pet insurance penetration rate is less than 1% and the primary reasons for low coverage in North America is lack of awareness, short history of availability in relation to Western Europe and negative product perception from early market entrants. Despite of low penetration, several developed and developing nations are huge markets for pet insurance products and the market is likely to grow on the back of growing number of companion animals and increased awareness of insurance products.

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The UK, the US and Japan are major pet insurance markets globally. The market is expected to grow in other areas of the world in upcoming years. The growth of the segment is driven by rising pet ownership globally, associated health benefits of pet ownership and expected high potential from under-penetrated pet market around the world. However, factors such as high price of pet insurance policies, lack of awareness and government regulation are posing challenge to industry’s growth. Major trends prevailing in the market consists of mergers and acquisitions in the US market and increasing private equity transactions in global pet insurance industry.

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Table 1: Global Pet Insurance History

Table 2: Companion Animal Populations in the US and the main European Markets (2013)

Table 3: Number of Households in the US that Owns a Pet (Millions), 2013-14

Table 4: Mergers & Acquisitions in Pet Health Insurance Market, 2008-13 (US$ Millions)

Table 5: Private Equity Transactions in the US Pet Insurance Industry

Table 6: Comparison of Key Players of Pet Health Insurance in North America

Table 7: Global Pet Insurance Landscape

Table 8: Global Dog Insurance Quotes for Various Companies

Table 9: Global Cat (Mixed Breed) Insurance Quotes for Various Companies

Table 10: Allianz Group Structure – Business Segments and Reportable Segments

Table 11: Pet Insurance Plans of Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)

Table 12: Wellness Coverage Plan for Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)

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