Prohibition Partners reports
For the first time in ten years, the total sales of Dutch medical cannabis decreased from one year to the next (2019 to 2020). While domestic cannabis sales grew by 13%, sales abroad decreased by 5% year-on-year.
Over the past decade, the Netherlands has been the largest exporter of medical cannabis flower in the world. The country supplies a major share of the largest European markets – Germany and Italy – among others.
Over the past five years, Dutch sales of medical cannabis have consistently grown by an average of 59% per year fuelled by climbing international demand. Starkly contrasting this, the total market actually shrank by 2% from 2019 to 2020.