By the Numbers – December 2017

Bay Area

The estimated number of cannabis farms that were affected by the Northern California wildfires in October: 34 (Source: Daily News)

The percentage of people who said in a survey that they support medical cannabis sales in the city of Concord: 69 (Source: East Bay Times)

 

The percentage of votes cast in Pacifica and Cotati in favor of taxes on recreational cannabis dispensaries: 79 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

 

The estimated amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the city of Cotati expects to collect in cannabis taxes per year: 300 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

Colorado

The approximate amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the West Hollywood City Council requires from business owners in order to apply for both a recreational and medical cannabis sales and consumption licenses: 10 (Source: WEHOville)

http://www.wehoville.com/2017/11/20/city-council-gives-a-final-pass-to-recreational-marijuana-sales-plan/

 

The percentage of voters in Palm Springs who approved Measure E, which implements a tax on recreational cannabis: 78.38 (Source: The Desert Sun)

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/palm-springs/2017/11/07/palm-springs-election-city-supports-broader-marijuana-tax/838405001/http://www.voteinfo.net/Elections/20171107/eresults/Election%20Result.htm

The approximate number of hours that the Glendale City Council dedicated in a discussion on how to best approach cannabis legalization in the city: 4 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

http://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/news/tn-gnp-me-glendale-marijuana-pause-20171116-story.html

 

The projected amount of California recreational cannabis sales revenue, in billions of dollars, that will be collected during 2018 after recreational cannabis sales begin: 5.2 (Source: Forbes)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/julieweed/2017/11/26/california-weed-entrepreneurs-will-make-5-2b-in-2018-with-almost-no-banks-to-put-it-in/#733ef2584e52

 

Los Angeles

The approximate amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the West Hollywood City Council requires from business owners in order to apply for both a recreational and medical cannabis sales and consumption licenses: 10 (Source: WEHOville)

http://www.wehoville.com/2017/11/20/city-council-gives-a-final-pass-to-recreational-marijuana-sales-plan/

 

The percentage of voters in Palm Springs who approved Measure E, which implements a tax on recreational cannabis: 78.38 (Source: The Desert Sun)

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/local/palm-springs/2017/11/07/palm-springs-election-city-supports-broader-marijuana-tax/838405001/http://www.voteinfo.net/Elections/20171107/eresults/Election%20Result.htm

The approximate number of hours that the Glendale City Council dedicated in a discussion on how to best approach cannabis legalization in the city: 4 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

http://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/news/tn-gnp-me-glendale-marijuana-pause-20171116-story.html

 

The projected amount of California recreational cannabis sales revenue, in billions of dollars, that will be collected during 2018 after recreational cannabis sales begin: 5.2 (Source: Forbes)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/julieweed/2017/11/26/california-weed-entrepreneurs-will-make-5-2b-in-2018-with-almost-no-banks-to-put-it-in/#733ef2584e52

 

Michigan

The ranking of Michigan on a list of states with the highest number of medical cannabis patients: 2 (Source: State News)

The estimated number of jobs that will be provided at a new multi-functional cannabis development in Eaton County: 1,000 (Source: MLive.com)

The estimated number of people who attended medical cannabis education sessions in November, which was hosted by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: 1,200 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that one Michigan farmer is asking for in the sale of his 82-acre cannabis farm: 2 (Source: MLive.com)

San Diego

The number of applications pending for medical cannabis dispensary licenses in La Mesa, as of October: 27 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune) http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/sd-se-lamesa-marijuana-20170925-story.html

The percentage of tax on recreational cannabis sales in San Diego that will become effective starting January 1: 5 (source: NBC San Diego)

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Taxes-May-Raise-Price-of-Legal-Marijuana-in-San-Diego-454847153.html

The number of cities in San Diego County that the Association of Cannabis Professionals is targeting and collecting signatures in order to legalize recreational cannabis sales: 6 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/south-county/sd-se-chulavista-marijuana-20171027-story.html

 

The number of “in favor” votes from the Encinitas City Council that successfully placed a cannabis cultivation initiative on the November ballot: 4 (Source: Del Mar Times)

http://www.delmartimes.net/encinitas-advocate/news/sd-cm-nc-marijuana-voters-20171019-story.html

Oregon

The number of votes from the Cannon Beach City Council, out of 5, that were against an ordinance that prohibited cannabis stores in the city: 2 (Source: The Daily Astorian)

The percentage of Creswell residents who voted “yes” to remove the ban on recreational cannabis sales in the November election: 15.13 (Source: Cottage Grove Sentinel)

The number of registered medical cannabis dispensaries currently operating in the entire state of Oregon: 20 (Source: The Bend Bulletin)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, contained in the Portland Democrat Cannabis Fund as of June, which was the last time organizers released data: 2 (Source: Statesman Journal)

 

Washington

The amount of land in acres of land that is being used to cultivate Washington’s first modern-day hemp harvest: 105 (Source: KUOW)

http://kuow.org/post/first-legal-modern-day-hemp-crop-harvested-washington-needs-buyer

The approximate number of cannabis businesses currently operating in unincorporated areas of Yakima County: 20 (Source: U.S. News)

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2017-10-18/yakima-voters-to-have-say-on-countys-recreational-pot-ban

 

The estimated amount of cannabis sales revenue, in billions of dollars, that was collected in Washington State between January and September 2017: 1.1 (Source: NORML.org)

https://www.ganjapreneur.com/cannabis-sales-in-washington-reach-1b-so-far-in-2017/https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/data-dive-washington-tops-1-1-billion-in-cannabis-sales-at-9-month-markhttp://norml.org/news/2017/11/02/washington-cannabis-sales-exceed-1-1-billion-in-2017

 

The number of years that legal recreational cannabis has been available in Washington: 5 (source: KOMO News)

http://komonews.com/news/local/5-years-since-recreational-marijuana-was-legalized-in-washington-state

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