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By the Numbers

By The Numbers – August 2018




Bay Area

The combined number of cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, delivery and testing businesses that were approved to operate in Hayward: 11 (Source: East Bay Times)

The estimated number of people who attended the Santa Cruz Alliance’s medical cannabis program for veterans and received free cannabis medicine in July: 85 (Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel)

The number of votes by the Santa Clara City Council, out of 6, that were cast in favor of including a recreational tax proposal on the November 2018 ballot: 6 (Source: The Mercury Times)

The estimated percentage of decreased cannabis arrests in 2017 versus cannabis arrests in 2016 in California: 56 (Source: California NORML)


The percentage of Colorado recreational cannabis sales that reflects an overall increase during the first six months of 2018: 14 (Source: Yahoo! Finance)

The percentage of surveyed homeless inmates who stated that legal cannabis was one of the reasons that they traveled to Colorado: 35 (Source: CNN)

The percentage of adults in Colorado who stated in a phone survey that they consumed cannabis in 2017: 15.5 (Source: Westword)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Colorado collected in recreational cannabis sales in June: 99.4 (Source: Yahoo! Finance)

Los Angeles

The estimated percentage of decreased cannabis arrests in California during 2017 versus cannabis arrests in 2016: 56 (Source: California NORML)

The estimated number of people who joined a cannabis and social equity discussion at the Leimert Park Vision Theater in mid-July: 200 (Source: LA Weekly)

The number of square feet contained in a seven-story Downtown Los Angeles building that was designated to strictly serve cannabis businesses: 67,000 (Source:BisNow)

The number of members in the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel that were appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in July: 3 (Source: Los Angeles Times)


The total number of additional medical conditions that were recently approved by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to qualify for medical cannabis in Michigan: 11 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The number of medical cannabis business licenses that were issued by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as of mid-July: 7 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The estimated number of employees that one Lansing-based medical cannabis company intends to hire now that it has received a state business license: 170 (Source: Lansing State Journal)


The estimated amount of money per year, in millions of Michigan tax dollars, that will be used to fund at least one cannabis research group or institution in Michigan: 20 (Source: Bridge Magazine)

San Diego

The estimated percentage of decreased cannabis arrests that took place in California during 2017 versus cannabis arrests in 2016: 56 (Source: California NORML)

The number of Lemon Grove City Council members, out of five, who cast votes in favor of adding a cannabis sales tax to the November ballot: 3 (Source: NBC San Diego)


The number of votes from the Imperial Beach City Council, out of five, that were cast in favor of approving an ordinance to allow a single recreational cannabis dispensary within city limits: 3 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of people who attended an Imperial Beach City Council meeting and spoke in favor of a recreational cannabis ordinance in mid-July: 19 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)


The estimated amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the city of Walla Walla collected in cannabis excise taxes between January and July 2018: 58 (Source: My Columbia Basin)


The number of cannabis dispensaries in Washington State that have a functioning drive-thru: 1 (Source: KIRO 7)

The number of days that the license of a single Tacoma-based cannabis producer was suspended after police allegedly discovered illegal cannabis product on the premises: 180 (Source: The Seattle Medium)

The number of months since Washington State announced that it chose to work with cannabis tracking software system MJ Freeway and its Leaf Data Systems: 13 (Source: MJ Freeway)


The amount of cannabis, in kilos, that Canadian company Tilray sold during the first quarter of 2018 in Canada and Europe: 1,299 (Source: MarketWatch)

The projected amount of money, in billions of dollars, that the legal cannabis industry in the U.S. will collect in sales by 2030: 75 (Source: PR Newswire)

The number of pages in a New York State Department of Health report describing how there are more pros than cons in legalizing cannabis for recreational consumption: 75 (Source: Vox)

The number of commercial cannabis permits to operate that have been approved in Pittsburg, California: 1 (Source: ABC 7)

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